Glow Run raises $13,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs

June 16, 2014

in Local

Glow-1After a week of rain the weather was perfect for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s 5K Glow Run/Walk, held Friday, June 13.

More than 400 people participated in the inaugural Glow Run, which took place under a full moon on the campus of State Fair Community College. People of all ages ran and walked in their best “glow swag” including glow-in-the-dark necklaces, rings, bracelets, even a few neon tutus.

“It was amazing to see so many people from the community come out to support the club and put their feet in action for the kids,” said Club Executive Director Harper Mruk.

The Club previously held its annual 5K, 10K and half-marathon “Race 4 Reasons” but decided this year to bring a new, family-friendly event to Sedalia.

“Glow Runs have been great events in other cities and we thought it would be something fun to bring to Sedalia,” said Communications Coordinator Emily Jarrett. “We were surprised and excited how many people turned out to ‘glow their support’ and appreciate everyone who participated, volunteered or just came out to cheer on the runners.”

Even those who didn’t run the course got in on the glow run action with the Club’s children’s area, with glow-in-the-dark dancing, crafts and other activities. Parents were able to drop children off, run in the event, and pick them up afterward.

The Club raised approximately $13,000 from the run, which will be used to continue operations and programs.

Race Winners:

55+: Male

1 Jeff Mittelhauser

2 John Meehan

3 Dan Page

 55+: Female

1 Cindy Cramer

2 Cindy Snapp

3 Robin Meyer

 40-54: Male

1 Faron Miller

2 Travis Jobe

3 Todd Holman

40-54: Female

1 Angela Gentry

2 Rosy Contreras

3 Carla Wheeler

30-39: Male

1 Eric Dillon

2 Jeremy Cox

3 Lucas McNeal

30-39: Female

1 Kaley Hobbs

2 Valerie Main

3 Lisa Lindstrom

20-29: Male

1 Tyler Shepard

2 Chris Keller

3 BJ Ford

20-29: Female

1 Courtney Welch

2 Nina Smith

3 LaDonna Perking

19 and under: Male

1 Ryan Perkins

2 Keaton Denney

3 Joshua Lauey

19 and under: Female

1 Sydney Flood

2 Alyssa Miller

3 Kailee Mitchell

The club gave  thanks to their sponsors: GNC, SFCC Nursing Program, SFCC SGA, Provelo, Mayfield Law Office, Gram Engineering & Design, Bothwell Regional Health Center, Krazy Kiddos, Kreative Kiddos, Body Shop, Momma Hoppers Cleaning Service, Midwest Artist Coalition, Dr. Barbara Knight, Curves, Pepsi, Sedalia Rental & Supply, Sonic, SFCC, Gerrish Entertainment and Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.

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