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November 6, 2013
 
171 athletes honored their heroes by finishing United Way’s inaugural “Honor our Heroes” Quarter Marathon or 5K Saturday at Glacier Ridge Metro Park. The races, presented by Jerome Village, netted nearly $7,000 for the $1 million United Way campaign.

Benjamin Keller, of Marysville, took first place in the Quarter Marathon with a time of 45:27. Laura Mastella, of Plain City, was the top female finisher, clearing the course in 47:44. The race was the 14th in the 15-race Union County Grand Prix Series for 2013. Local finishers in the Quarter Marathon included:

Place Name City Age Group Place Chip Time
1 Benjamin Keller Marysville 1 M 40-49 45:27.5
2 Laura Mastella Plain City 1 F 40-49 47:44.4
6 Jeremy Frick Plain City 1 M 30-39 50:29.0
13 Gene Sproull Marysville 3 M 50-59 55:07.8
14 Greg Rohrs Marysville 4 M 50-59 55:11.2
22 Rebecca Frick Plain City 3 F 30-39 57:01.7
25 Lynette Gifford Marysville 4 F 40-49 59:35.0
26 Brandy Danforth West Mansfield 4 F 30-39 59:41.4
32 Lisa Keller Marysville 6 F 40-49 1:03:10.5
34 Emma Rich Milford Center 1 F 1-19 1:04:08.0
35 Autumn Mohler Marysville 2 F 1-19 1:04:08.3
36 Tamara Engle Plain City 6 F 30-39 1:04:57.0
42 Bryan Draughon Marysville 3 M 40-49 1:06:58.1
50 Tammy Miller Marysville 1 F 50-59 1:10:35.6
61 Scarlett Miller Marysville 12 F 40-49 1:15:01.1
64 Chris Zemanek Plain City 7 M 30-39 1:26:29.5
65 Christina McDermott Marysville 15 F 30-39 1:28:16.8


Ian Johnson, of Columbus, took top individual honors in the 5K, completing the 3.1 miles in 24:19. Addyson Miller-Brown of Marysville was the fastest female, turning in a time of 28:12. Local finishers in the 5K included:

Place Name City Age Group Place Chip Time
7 Addyson Miller-Brown Marysville 1 F 1-19 28:12.6
22 Gilbert Wilson Plain City 5 M 40-49 31:39.6
24 Brent Maurer Plain City 6 M 40-49 31:45.8
36 Lena Lowe Marysville 6 F 20-29 32:58.3
41 Marcy Draughon Marysville 4 F 40-49 33:44.9
43 Diana Hoffman Plain City 1 F 60-99 33:57.6
49 Julia Kieffer Marysville 7 F 20-29 34:31.4
55 Mandy Ratliff Plain City 5 F 30-39 36:01.9
71 Rene Deniston Marysville 10 F 20-29 41:03.7
84 Max Miller-Brown Marysville 11 M 1-19 44:15.5
85 Kara Brown Marysville 11 F 40-49 44:17.7
86 Dave Gingras Marysville 8 M 40-49 44:49.2
87 Keith Tarvainen Marysville 1 M 0- 0 45:46.6
91 Jennifer Gingras Marysville 13 F 40-49 46:56.7
93 Amy Nicol Marysville 14 F 40-49 48:04.6
95 David Wolfe Marysville 7 M 20-29 50:55.6
96 Debbie Hume Marysville 6 F 50-59 54:06.5
98 Martha Vincent Marysville 4 F 60-99 54:45.0
106 Mike Rose Marysville 13 M 40-49 56:35.2


Complete race results are available online at: http://www.speedysneakersracing.com/Results

More photos can be found on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/unitedwayofunioncounty.

United Way works to bring neighbors and resources together to improve lives in Union County. United Way of Union County has raised more than $17 million for local needs since it was established in 1958. More than just a fundraiser, United Way collaborates with local businesses, government, and non-profit organizations to solve pressing social service issues large and small.


The start of the United Way Honor our Heroes Quarter Marathon, presented by Jerome Village. 65 runners finished the race Saturday at Glacier Ridge Metro Park. The event helped raise nearly $7,000 for the $1 million United Way campaign.

Christina McDermott of Marysville nears the finish line of the Honor our Heroes Quarter Marathon Saturday at Glacier Ridge Metro Park. The event, Presented by Jerome Village, helped raise nearly $7,000 for the $1 million United Way campaign.

The start of the United Way Honor our Heroes 5K, presented by Jerome Village. 106 runners finished the race Saturday at Glacier Ridge Metro Park. The event helped raise nearly $7,000 for the $1 million United Way campaign.
 
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