The weather on June 2 was a perfect day for a run/walk and participants in the Paden City Foundation 5K took full advantage of it. More than 60 individuals participated in the second annual event at Centennial Park in this, the first in a series of two races to be held in the local area.
Aaron Estep of Sistersville was the overall winner in the 5k running event, followed by James Haught and Cameron Benson. The top finishing females were Marlee Stollar, Amanda Dawson and Katie Billiter.
First, second and third place awards were presented in several age categories including: male, 0-9 years, Silas McKeever and Jesse Griffith; 10-19 years, male Jacob Pancake, David Mcilvain, and Raphe Bailes; female Kayla Hizer, Katie Ensinger, and Emily Patterson.
Men, 20-29 years Chris Flesher, Jeffrey Bowers and Chris Pickett; female Kandrie Glassock, Rebecca Patterson, and Tessa Lind; men, 30-39 years Matt Day, Eric McKeever, and Aaron Cisar; men, 40-49 years Mike Herrick, David Benson and Dave Brill; men, 50-59 years Bryan Ensinger and Joe Griffith; and men, 60-69 years Bill Hornbrook.
In the walking part of the competition, Gary Bennett was the overall finish followed by Alex Thoburn and Tim Oldfield; Linda Eagle was the first female walker to finish followed by Teresa Gaiser and Jamie Benson.
First, second and third place awards were also presented in this competition in several age categories including: male, 0-9 years John Mace (pushed); female, 10-19 years Caroline Stollar and Magen Thorn; men, 20-29 years Ryan Thoburn; female, 30-39 years Crissy Mace.
Men, 40-49 years Joe Semple; female Kim Hizer, Amy Frazier and Jill Thorn; men, 50-59 years Scott Mapes, Greg Morris and Greg Bennett; female Kristen Hensler, Barbara Slider and Michelle Estep; men, 6-69 years Thomas Lynch and Stephen McAnarney; female Ginger Wilcox and Marilyn Cline; men, 70-79 years Paul Thomas, Jim Amos and Leroy Leach; female Crystal Shockley, Peggy Leach and Barbara Hopkins.
The race, in its second year, is a fund-raiser for the Paden City Foundation Scholarship Fund (Hope and Owen McKay Scholarship), the Paden City Museum and the Cornerstone Project.