August 11, 2018 | By Dee Dee Brinkman
The sixth annual Run Like Hale 10K race started on July 28 at 8 a.m. on Kokosing Road, Long Lake. There were a total of 176 runners, up from 122 last year. There were some changes to this year’s event. There is now a committee of three directors, Jenifer Pfaff, Janeen Clark and Tina Gamino. The committee hopes to continue to improve the race each year with more participants and more sponsors.
A new feature this year was the “0.0 option” that recognizes participants that make a monetary donation and do not run. They receive a t-shirt and a 0.0-mile sticker. In addition, this year the timing of the race has been upgraded to chip timing/tags for accurate race results.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, all entrants received a participant medal, first, second and third place medals for male and female top runners. In addition, the top male and female runner each received a pass for four for 18 rounds of golf at Green Briar Golf Course in Lupton. T-shirts and Run Like Hale koozies were also available to registrants.
The top male runner was David Knarian from Bad Axe with a time of 35.07. The top female runner was Maddie Laskososki, also from Bad Axe, with a time of 44.50. The proceeds from the run benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with this year’s donation being more than $3,000.
Next year’s run is scheduled for July 27, 2019. For a complete list of results, visit the website www.runlikehale.com.