More than 300 people got their hearts pumping and supported a good cause by running or walking in the Lub Dub held Saturday, April 28, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. This year’s fifth annual event set attendance records with 332 walkers and runners registered.
The Lub Dub, named after the sound of a healthy heartbeat, is a 5K/10K run and walk hosted by the Bothwell Foundation. The event benefits the Camye Callis Gaspard Memorial Heart Fund, which helps finance improvements in cardiovascular treatment at Bothwell. The fund was established by the Callis-Gaspard families following Camye’s death from undiagnosed heart disease at age 41.
“We had a great group of runners and walkers with lots of spectators to cheer them on. Plus, we had lots of volunteers who helped everything come together and run smoothly,” said Race Director Paul Beykirch. “That’s the great thing about the Lub Dub. It’s like a Saturday morning social where you get a good workout and then visit with lots of people you know.”
A new component to Lub Dub this year was a Corporate Challenge where employers were encouraged to have employees participate and match their entry fees or make a corporate contribution. Twelve local companies participated. Awards were presented to Bichsel Jewelry for having 100 percent employee participation, and Third National Bank for making the largest monetary contribution.
Michael Hammers was the first man to cross the finish line in the 5K Run, followed by Petyon Burlingame and Jeff Varland. Andrea St. Clair was the first female to finish in the 5K Run, followed by Elizabeth McKinney and Kimberlie Windle. In the 10K Run, Kent Lang was the top male finisher, followed by Kenny Miller and Kevin Hostettler. Aubrey Appleman was the lead female in the 10K Run, followed by Ashley Pryor and Laura Fundaburg.
The top three finishers by age in the various categories were:
5K Run, Under 19 male: Peyton Burlingame, Zachary Kanawe, Mathew Helms
5K Run, Under 19 female: Saige Peterson, Claire Fischer, Lexxy Appleman
5K Run, ages 20-29 male: Jeff Varland, Cole Schlesselman, Kelly Graub
5K Run, ages 20-29 female: Andrea St. Clair, Elizabeth McKinney, Krista Phillips
5K Run, ages 30-39 male: Michael Hammers, Josh Sash, Ryan Windle
5K Run, ages 30-39 female: Kimberlie Windle, Jennifer Simon, Charlyn Callis
5K Run, ages 40-49 male: Faron Miller, Robert Hasting, Kevin Miller
5K Run, ages 40-49 female: Cara Harris, Mimi Prenger, Amy Fullington
5K Run, ages 50-59 male: Richard Schumacher, Cliff Callis, Jim Shoemaker
5K Run, ages 50-59 female: Ruth Oswald, Jeanie Strong, Norma Frausto
5K Run, 60+ male: Steve Foster, Ken Azan
5K Run, 60+ female: Sandy Baumert
10K Run, Under 19 male: Joseph Anderson, Colin Adelman, Tristan Adelman
10K Run, Under 19 female: Sara Nierman, Bailey Carroll
10K Run, ages 20-29 male: Zachary Jennings, Peter Frohne, Paul Blake
10K Run, ages 20-29 female: Ashley Pryor, Sarah Davis, Lisa Lindstrom
10K Run, ages 30-39 male: Kenny Miller, Kevin Hostettler, Robert Merritt
10K Run, ages 30-39 female: Aubrey Appleman, Lara Fundaburg, Stephanie Jackson
10K Run, ages 40-49 male: Kent Lang, Larry Yeager, Alex Adelman
10K Run, ages 40-49 female: Julie Bush, Kathy Woolery, Angela Thompson
10K Run, ages 50-59 male: John Meehan, Gary Moser, David Pospisil
10K Run, ages 50-59 female: Marilyn Henry
Top three finishers in the 5K Walk: Rick Soetebier, Nolan Walker, Jessica Carrico.
Complete results are listed on the hospital’s website at:
Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.