On your mark, get set, it’s a 5K at Eastwood Field!

Posted: August 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

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.

Festivities got underway at 8:15 with the kid’s fun run. A swift jog around the warning track of Eastwood Field got the youngest trekkers’ blood pumping.

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.

While everyone could be considered a champion for their efforts, the top three runners for both males and females received trophies and the winners of certain age groups earned plaques.

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

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