Forty-four-year-old Dexter Cherry and 12-year-old Katherine Sidden won the men’s and women’s divisions Saturday at the Fire 5K in Davidson, a fundraiser for the Ada Jenkins Center. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Mason Leach and 23-year-old Jackie Ross won their divisions at the Be the Match 5K Saturday at Jetton Park in Cornelius.
FIRE 5K RESULTS
A total of 111 runners turned up for Saturday’s Fire 5K, starting and finishing at the Ada Jenkins Center on Davidson’s West Side. Dexter Cherry, 44, of Huntersville won the race, climbing the final hill on Sloan Street and crossing the line in 20:25. He finished 38 seconds ahead of Dennis Kazmierczak, 42 (21:03).
Winning the women’s division and finishing 6th overall was Katherine Sidden, 12, in 22:31. That was about a half-minute ahead of 2nd place Rebecca Bocker, 34, who ran 23:00.
Here are the top 15 finishers over the 5K/3.1 mile course.
- Dexter Cherry 20:25 44 M
- Dennis Kazmierczak 21:03 42 M
- Glenn Tingen 21:26 37 M
- Lee Neitzel 21:31 37 M
- Spencer Barnes 22:10 12 M
- Katherine Sidden 22:31 12 F
- Chris Senvisky 22:31 41 M
- Tanner Smith 22:40 8 M
- Josh Elliott 22:43 22 M
- Charlie Spoeneman 22:44 17 M
- Rebecca Bocker 23:00 34 F
- Tara Owens 23:26 40 F
- Miller Gibbs 23:47 12 M
- Abbey Packard 24:03 13 F
- Rodney Graham 24:05 49 M
Download the full results on DavidsonTiming.com
The race was followed by the 4th annual Fire BBQ festival and competition at the Ada Jenkins Center on Gamble Street in Davidson. See a story and photos on DavidsonNews.net.
The Fire 5K was the next to last race in the Running for Our Communities (ROC) series of fundraising races around the Lake Norman region.
BE THE MATCH 5K IN CORNELIUS
Seventeen-year-old Mason Leach of Stanley ran away with Saturday’s Be the Match 5K, clocking 18:02 over the course that looped through Jetton Park in Cornelius. Hudson Belk, 32, of Cornelius, was second in 18:25, followed by Martin Harrison, 50, of Davidson, in 18:37.
Jackie Ross, 23, of Iron Station was the top woman finisher, in 17th place overall, in 20:25. Kimberly Hefner, 38, of Rock Hill was second (21:01) and Heather Fitzgerald, 28, was third (22:49).
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THUNDER ROAD MARATHON
Registration has begun for both runners and volunteers at this year’s Thunder Road Marathon, scheduled Saturday, Nov. 17, in Charlotte. Both individuals and groups are invited to volunteer for the event the week of the race.
The following volunteer positions are needed from Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 17: Health & Wellness Expo Support, Airport Welcome Booth, Information Kiosk, Packet Distribution, Registration, Signage Help on Course, T-Shirt Distribution, Baggage Area, Start Line Assistant, Finish Line Support, Lead Bike Escort, and Driver Assistance. For those interested in volunteering for the race and expo area, can register online at http://runcharlotte.com/volunteers.htm.
Non-profit organizations also may register to volunteer as a group, and receive a charitable contribution for their team’s efforts. For questions regarding volunteering, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the 2012 Thunder Road Marathon is available online at www.runcharlotte.com. The Thunder Road Marathon has a six-hour time limit and is a certified Boston Marathon qualifier. For registration questions, contact email@example.com.
Those running in the Thunder Road Half or Full Marathon who are also interested in running in Charlotte Ramblin’ Rose (Sept. 29), can save on registration for both races. When you register online for either race, you will receive a promo code in your confirmation email. Offer valid through Sept. 27. For more information, visit ramblinroseevents.com or runcharlotte.com.
Oct. 13, Changing Leaves Changing Lives 10K and 5k Run/Walk, Charlotte
Oct. 20, Big South 5K, Charlotte
Oct. 20, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K, Charlotte
Oct. 27, Runway 5K, Charlotte – The Runway 5K course at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport includes a section of airport runway.
Oct. 27, Jack O Lantern Jaunt 5k, Concord
Nov. 3, Day of the Thread 5K, Concord, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 3, Rock and Read 5K Run/Walk, Charlotte, sponsored by Friends of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. With music by local bands along the route. Fundraiser for the book collections at the library. Details and registration on cmlibraryfriends.org.
Nov. 17, Thunder Road Marathon and 5K, Charlotte. Registration now open at runcharlotte.com
Nov. 22, Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission Turkey Trot, Mooresville
Dec. 8 – Birkdale Village runs, Huntersville
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