2018-06-14 / Front Page

Runners Turn Out For Strawberry Stampede

Benefits Food Basket program
By Cassidy Pittman
STAFF WRITER


Young runners Ian Farling (#227) and Emmitt Metz (#196) burst through the starting line at this year’s Strawberry Stampede 5K, leading runners through historic downtown McConnellsburg. Find the list of finalists in the article below. Young runners Ian Farling (#227) and Emmitt Metz (#196) burst through the starting line at this year’s Strawberry Stampede 5K, leading runners through historic downtown McConnellsburg. Find the list of finalists in the article below. Last Saturday nearly 70 people signed up for the annual Strawberry Stampede, a community based 5K run that is held along with the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fulton County Strawberry Festival.

The event consisted of two races, the Kids Jam Race, for children ages 3-10 that began at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Color Run/Walk, where participants could be “splashed” while they “dashed” toward the finish line, which began at 9 a.m. Canine companions were also welcomed to join in the race, if they were on a leash.

Sponsored by F&M Trust, Fulton County Medical Center, and others, the Stampede benefits the Fulton County Food Basket’s children’s program, Grow. Eat. Move., which sends children who qualify home from school with backpacks full of nutritious food every weekend. In 2017, 250 backpacks of food went out to qualifying children every week.

Adam Heintzelman, 19, Mc- Connellsburg, was the first male to finish the 5K race, with a time of 21:57; and Rebecca Gingerich, 21, with a time of 22:05, was the first female to finish. The first male to finish in the 3-19 age group was Jacob Hann, 10, with a time of 23:32, and the first female to finish in same group was Hannah Brady, 19, McConnellsburg, with a time of 23:17.

Best times and age brackets for male (M) and female (F):

Ages 20-24: (M) Nathaniel Gingerich, 24, Hustontown, 25:17; (F) Kristi Clippinger, 21, 38:26. Ages 25-29: (M) Drew Wink, 26, McConnellsburg, 24:46; (F) Kelly Neiderhauser, 28, Mc- Connellsburg, 33:07. Ages 30-34: (M) Kenneth Walker, 32, Mc- Connellsburg, 28:15; (F) Megan Earley, 32, McConnellsburg, 22:21.

Ages 35-39: (M) Derek Wink, 38, McConnellsburg, 23:30; (F) Jennifer Garlock 35, 25:48. Ages 40-44: (M) Dan Miller, 43, 26:18; (F) Amy Petit, 44, Fayetteville, 46:47.

Ages 45-49: (M) Jeff Shetler, 46, McConnellsburg, 54:05; (F) Penny Horn, 47, Waynesboro, 28:16. Ages: 50-54: (M) Anthony D’Anna, 54, 23:39 (F) Phyllic Gingerich, 51, Harrisonville, 23:27; Ages: 55-99: (M) Jim Becker, 76, Greencastle, 25:56; (F) Jo Miller, 56, Needmore, 25:14.

Find more pictures from Saturday’s Strawberry Stampede in our new Facebook photo album titled Strawberry Stampede 2018!

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