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Great Bend Regional Hospital pleased with Human eMotion
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Cyclists line up for the start of Great Bend Regional Hospitals fourth-annual Human eMotion event on Saturday, June 22. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Great Bend Regional Hospital sponsored its fourth-annual Human eMotion event on Saturday, June 22. In all, 195 athletes and 52 volunteers enjoyed another Kansas summer day participating in different running, biking, and walking events. Proceeds went to the Great Bend Family Crisis Center and Great Bend High Scool Future Business Leaders of America.
“It was just a great day seeing athletes compete hard, promoting healthy lifestyles, and just being out and enjoying a gorgeous day,” said Pam Chamber, administrator of Great Bend Regional Hospital. “It was also wonderful to know that everyone’s efforts were helping to raise money and support for the Family Crisis Center and FBLA Students.”
Some of the athletes participated in a two-mile walk, 25-mile bike ride, or a 62-mile bike ride. The bike rides allowed riders to enjoy beautiful country scenery throughout the county. “Barton County gives riders opportunities for an outstanding riding experience,” said event organizer Doug Chambers. “We have plenty of nice paved county roads with a few rolling hills and without a lot of traffic.”
Color Run participants enjoyed a 5K either running or walking through the streets of Great Bend. Other runners competed in a competitive 5K race or half marathon and prizes were awarded for first, second, and third in the following age categories:
5,000 Meter
Female 19 - 35
First – Aimee Kepka
Second – Jessie Kindscher
Third – Kendra Miller
Female 36 - 49
First – Billie Kuhlman
Second – Shawn Jecha
Third – Melissa Lutt
Female 50+
First – Sallie Dreiling
Second – Doris Tomkins
Third – Barbara Thoren
Male 19 - 35
First – Kerby Depenbusch
Second – Brandon Steinert
Third – Brent Hanson
Male 36 - 49
First – Kevin Soupiset
Second – Sacha Sanquinetti
Male 50+
First – Mike Keeley

Half marathon
Female 19 - 35
First – Ashley Stanley
Second – Kylie Crawford
Third – Heather Ruble

Female 36 -49
First – Eve Junk
Second – Kim Kindscher
Female 50+
Rose Devall

Male 19 - 35
First – Juan Garcia
Second – Patrick Burnett
Male 50+
First – Jim McMullen
Second – Tom Brown
Third – Byron Folkerts

To view pictures of the event go to .