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Run for Green coming Sept. 15; Summit 10K & Lovedale 5K results

Women's start Andrew Lovedale 5K

Women charged off the starting line Saturday at the Andrew Lovedale 5K, at Davidson College. (A2S Foundation photo)

A pair of 16-year-olds – David Hager of Davidson and Sydney Bowman of Cornelius – were the top finishers Friday night in the Summit Coffee Tacky 10K on Davidson streets and greenways. On Saturday morning, two 17-year-olds battled it out in the Andrew Lovedale 5K at Davidson College, with James Gregory outrunning Stephan Snyder by a second, in 19:02. Where did Steph Curry finish? Read on. Also below, results of the Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon on Aug. 25 in Cornelius and Davidson, and information about two coming events: Run for Green half marathon, 10K and 5K on Sept. 15 and the Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon Sunday, Sept. 9. Details below.


Hager clocked 36:35 over the 10,000 meters as the overall winner in the Summit 10K, part of the Summit Racing Series – series of nighttime races and festivals in downtown Davidson. He finished 1 minute and 20 seconds ahead of Robert Longstreet, 50, in second. Forrest Daugherty, 17, of Davidson was third in 38:50.

Bowman won the women’s division with a time of 44:44, ahead of Sarah Cline, 23, of Charlotte, (45:00) and Jadi Clark, 25, 45:15.

A total of 107 runners finished the 10K, which followed a 1-mile fun run. See full results on


At the 2nd Annual Andrew Lovedale 5K on Saturday at Davidson College James Gregory outkicked Stephan Snyder by a second, in 19:02, to cross the line first in a race that drew more than 230 runners. Both runners are 17. And 15-year-old Malia Ellingtonof Cornelius won the women’s division in 21:04.

Stephen curry

Stephen Curry was a guest bartender at the post-race party at the Brickhouse Saturday. (A2S Foundation photo)

The race was a fundraiser for the A2S Foundation,  set up by former Davidson basketball star Andrew Lovedale in 2010 to support a school and other work with people in Lovedale’s native Nigeria.

Former Davidson Wildcat-turned NBA star Steph Curry was in town to help out his former teammate. He finished 24th, and third place in the 20-24 division, in 22:45. That put him about a minute behind another local basketball celeb, Davidson men’s assistant coach Matt McKillop.  Curry, Coach Bob McKillop and others helped out afterward as guest bartenders at a party at the Brickhouse Tavern in Davidson.

Download the full results from the 2012 Andrew Lovedale 5K, CLICK HERE» (PDF)

Read our preview of the race and more about the cause, as well as some news about Lovedale in our Aug. 30 feature, “Lovedale is back, still giving back through 2nd A2S run”


James Haycraft, 28, of Charlotte was the overall winner in the Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon on Aug. 25, finishing the 750-meter swim, 17-mile bike ride and 5K run in a total time of 1 hour 14 minutes 10 seconds. He was just 13 seconds ahead of second place finisher and master’s division runner Donny Forsyth, 46, of Charlotte. Melissa Bell of Charlotte was the top woman, in 1:23:39.

Full results:

Men’s overall finishers here
Women’s overall finishers here.


The 2012 Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 9, beginning at Ingersoll Rand, 800 Beaty St., Davidson. The race is part of Cool Breeze Cyclery Corporate Challenge. It includes a 500-yd swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run. Info:


The Davidson Lands Conservancy presents the Run for Green 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon to be held on Sept. 15. The traces start at 7:30 a.m. at the Village Green in downtown Davidson. From there, runners head out onto a course that winds southeast from town, along a route roughly in parallel with the South Prong of the West Branch of the Rocky River, which flows right through Davidson and Mecklenburg County. The three certified courses will be chip-timed.

Sponsored in part by Ingersoll Rand, Omega Sports, and Carolinas Healthcare, there will be cash prizes for overall winners in each distance including Masters and Grand Masters divisions. Age division winners will receive gift certificates from Omega Sports.

This race benefits the Davidson Lands Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust that works with willing landowners to save land in the Davidson, North Carolina area in order to preserve a healthy, natural environment for future generations. Choose a distance and come experience the character of Davidson’s scenic greenways and beautiful neighborhoods!

After the race the Davidson Lands Conservancy’s “Green Day” festival will kick-off on the Davidson Village Green on Main St. at Concord Road. Green Day will feature local entertainment, environmental activities for kids and a multitude of “green’ exhibitors.

This year’s festival also will include the “Dash4Cache,” a geocaching competition using smartphones.

More info on


Sept. 8, Historic Mooresville 5K, Mooresville

Sept. 9, Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon, 8 a.m., Ingersoll Rand, 800 Beaty St., Davidson – 2012 Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon, part of Cool Breeze Cyclery Corporate Challenge. 500 yd swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run. Info:

Sept. 15 – Run for Green 5K, 10K, and half marathon – Davidson Village Green, info on

Sept. 29 – Fire 5K and Barbecue Festival, Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson. Info:

Dec. 8 – Birkdale Village runs, Huntersville


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