Saturday evening’s Third Annual Glow4Hope 5k Night Run/Walk was the last official 2015 Relay For Life of Big Walnut fundraising event.
Event organizer April Hayes said 124 runners and walkers showed up for the nighttime, glow in the dark event, many of them adjourning to the Big Walnut Grill for post-race music by Vinntage.
The first three males to cross the finish line were D. Johnson, Keith Witthauer and David Bloomfield; the first three females were Katie Spiker, Tanya Kamalsy and Carissa Nickell.
Hayes had kudos for the evening’s sponsors: Sunbury Chiropractic Center, Ortho Nuero, Westar Ob-Gyn, Athletico, SFM Insurance, Jet’s Pizza, Yumee Donuts, Big Walnut Grill, REM Productions, Sure Signs and Giant Eagle.
“We’re very grateful for the support we get from the Big Walnut community,” Hayes said. “We could not put on a fundraising event like this without the help of our local business community.”
Hayes said Relay For Life of Big Walnut exceeded its 2015 goal of $52,000. By the end of the June 5 Relay For Life on Sunbury Village Square 16 Relay teams and 129 participants raised $54,786. Before Saturday’s Glow4Hope started that total was up to $61,649.64.
The 2015 total could go higher, Hayes said. Area residents may continue to contribute to the 2015 Relay For Life of Big Walnut total via their favorite Relay teams until the Relay season ends on August 31.
For additional information about the Relay For Life of Big Walnut go to < relayforlife.org > and where it says Sign Up For An Event type in Relay For Life of Big Walnut.
For Glow4Hope individual race results and times go to < premierraces.com >, click Race Results, then click Glow 4 Hope 5K Run and Walk 2015.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola maybe reached at 614-266-609.3