Nearly 200 avid runners came out to Eastwood Field early Saturday morning. Not for a baseball game, but for the opportunity to take part in the Scrappers annual 5K race/walk. This year, proceeds from the event were donated to Akron Childrens Hospital-Mahoning Valley. CASHLAND, REFRESH DENTAL MANAGEMENT, LASER HAIR REMOVAL, ATC HEALTHCARE SERVICES, MAXIM PEDIATRIC SERVICES, SAVANYU REFLEXOLOGY, THE BODY SHOP AEROBICS AND FITNESS, BRAYDICH CENTER FOR ADVANCED DENTISTRY, CORTLAND LANES and WALGREENS all sponsored the race and helped to make it truly successful.
On a perfect day for a run, participants ran throughout the Eastwood Mall complex and crossed the finish line at homeplate, right on the field.
The horn sounded at 8:30 for the 5K and it was a rush all the way through. Members of the Scrappers front office staff were on hand to motivate the runners and hand out cups of water to the dashing athletes.
Listed below are the winners for the race.
Female Age 13-19: Rachel Roberts
Male Age 13-19: Sam Sheonovich
Female Age 20-29: Lindsay Blazek
Male Age 20-29: Brad Bee
Female Age 30-39: Margaret Hudak
Male Age 30-39: Ed Brainard
Female Age 40-49: Donna Danko
Male Age 40-49: Donald Peace
Female Age 50-59: Jodi Banas
Male Age 50-59: Mark Osborne
Female Age 60+: Renee Persin
Male Age 60+: Robert Latavish
Female Overall Standings: 1) 20:28-Tina Seech 2) 21:47-Lisa Dano 3) 23:09-Katie Seech
Male Overall Standings: 1) 17:28-Jonathon Richmond 2) 17:31-Alexander While 3) 17:58-Ronnie Malmfeldt