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40 enjoy friendly competition in Run for Charity
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Krysten Watkins crosses the finish line in one of the Runs for Charity Oct. 9. - photo by JERRY BUXTON Great Bend Tribune

The First "Run For Charity," sponsored by Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine, was held Oct. 9 to benefit the Pawnee County Health Department. Organizers plan to make the event an annual one. The Pawnee County Health Department conducted a Flu Vaccination Clinic as well, inside at Progressive Therapy.

There were 40 articipants for the 5K run, the 2-mile Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run.

Results of 5K Run: Female Division 13-18 years — 1st Allison Damm 34:14, 19-29 years-- 1st Emily Goetz 22:50, 30-39, Krysten Watkins 25:54, 2nd Estelle Butler 26:19, 3rd Sandy McMullen 28:59, 40-49, 1st Marcy Wagner 23:25, 2nd Linda Damm 34:14, 3rd Brenda Langdon 48:00, 50-59, 1st Nancy Ritter 29:52, 2nd Brenda Reed 49:154

Male Division 0-12 years — 1st Drew Nicholson 32:20, 30-39 years, 1st Kyle Stiner 23:22, 40-49 years 1st Rusty Hammond 25:27, 2nd Troy Langdon 27:12, 60 years and over, Bob Huerter 23:19

Results of 2 Mile Run/Walk: Female Division 0-12 years- 1st Abby Stiner 15:01, 19-29 years, Hillary King 19:37, 2nd Lacy Cummins 31:03, 3rd Kelci Willamson 31:04, 30-39 years, 1st Paulette Soupiset 30:39, 40-49 years, Stacy Sanger 36:15, 50-59 years, 1st Karen Rhodes 37:41, 2nd Sharla Woods 37:42 60 years and over, 1st Sue Dundas 37:41

Male Division 0-12 years- 1st Ryan Nicholson 15:36, 2nd Alex Sanger 18:15, 3rd Sam Hall 19:47, 19-29 years, 1st Makoto Sato 31:08

"We would like to extend our appreciation to all those who helped with this event, including Jim Forrest, Ted Van Horn, Alan Taylor and the City of Larned Street Department, Jayme Brannon, the Pawnee County Health Department and most especially all the participants for making this a successful event. Please look forward to this event again next year. We will announce soon the amount of funds raised for the Pawnee County Health Department," said Kevyn Soupiset, proprietor of Progressive Therapy.