1. 2018 LCWC VITALITY 5k

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The morning of Saturday June 16, was near perfect weather thanks to a cloudy start and light breeze to keep us cool. As usual the spirits of the runners were high for the start of our 18th Annual Vitality 5k (3.1 miles). We could not provide our race without the help of our generous community sponsors! Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital

Leppinks

Community First Federal Credit Union

and this year we welcome a new sponsor Lakeview Family Chiropractors, INC.

Spectrum Health Kesley Hospital brought the “Veggie Van” to the event and gave bag after bag of FRESH, beautiful fruit and vegetables! What a generous gift!

There were a total of 99 athletes ages of 6 to over 65, competing in the 5k race competition. The 18th annual race began at the Lakeview Community Wellness Center as a benefit for the KCWC Foundation which operates the non-profit Center.

This year we had a new record time of 17:20.4,for the Vitality Run; by 37 year old, Brandon Smith, the Overall Winner of the race. Shelby “Harris” Losinski age 28, was the top female with a time of 26:10.9. The category of Masters Winners takes age and speed into consideration. Our 2018 Masters were Fran Clemence with a time of 26:26.2, and Terry Thelen with a time of 21:33.6. In the Under 10 Division, Mason Delemater (9) had a time of 34:43.8 and 43.08 for 7 year old Alexis Ridolphi.

Other 1st Place Finishers were:

Lacy Ringler 36:03.0

Anthony Ridolphi 27:52.7

Aivery Deveraux 29:05.0

Adam Plotts 20:40.5

Annalecia Larsen 36:33.9

Antonio Leija 22:22.4

Madelyn Davis 39:33.7

Devin Cavindish 23:36.1

Robin Olmstead 27:57.8

Kreg Losinski 21:20.4

Lori Jacobs 28:05.8

Daniel Ridolphi 27:56.2

Marcie Hart 29:29.7

Felix Perez 22.18.1

Amanda McLaughlin 29:18.3

Gus Salto 23:15.7

Leigh Saxton 30:31.8

Doug Bitler 23:15.1

Sally Culey 28:07.9

Jerry Heimbecker 23:16.7

Becky Simon 33:10.6

David Simon 27:30.9

Susan Cone 29:46.1

Gale Nesbitt 30:04.5

Richard Wilson 29:44.5

 

Great Job Runners! For a complete list of all athletes go to: WWW.Webscorer.com The Vitality 5k included a fun run for kids. Most of our young, 5k, runners came back to run with other kids as young as 3 years for the FUN RUN! The excitement showed on their faces as they ran from one end of the course to the other, and proved they could do it! It made us all SMILE big!

The biggest reward in providing these events in our community is seeing the personal firsts and personal best records. For an individual who has never completed a race, just getting out there to do it is a huge step. We congratulate everyone who is just beginning their health journey and got out there; we hope these are the first 3.1 miles of thousands more-just keep moving!

If YOU are interested in running but don’t know where to start, LCWC and the Lakeview Running Group are willing to help you get going. This group meets every Monday evening at LCWC at 5PM and it’s FREE. For more information on local running events checkout Lakeview Community Wellness Center on Facebook or Lakeview Run/Walk Group on Facebook. We are here to support you on your fitness/wellness journey.

The Vitality 5k is part of a local Race Series. The next event will be the Wildcat P.R.I.D.E. Runfest, September 25. The third event is the Turkey Trot, Thursday November 24-you can register now for all races at www. webscorer,com, or stop by LCWC and pick up a form.

We would also like to thank our volunteers, Wildcat P.R.I.D.E.and Coach Todd Bartman, and the LHS Wildcat Wrestling TEAM! Athletes supporting athletes!

LCWC and the Wildcat P.R.I.D.E. Group designed the Lakeview Race Series to bring health awareness to our community. In addition the Wildcat P.R.I.D.E. provides footwear to Lakeview student athletes. Join us and be a part of making our Lakeview community “the healthiest little town around!”

Luann Koester

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