HDH Foundation's Family Fun Day 5K
more than 100 took part in
the fourth-annual Highland District Hospital Foundation 5K Family Fun Day
Run/Walk on Saturday.
The race started at 10 a.m.
at the Rocky Fork State Park North Shore Activity Center near Hillsboro, and
was followed by a free children’s race.
Michael Boone, of Hillsboro,
was the first participant to cross the finish line with an impressive time of 18:14.
Rachel Conaway, of Chillicothe, finished the course in 23:39 and was the
overall female winner.
“It was a great morning in spite
of the cool windy weather for our Family Fun Day Run/Walk,” said HDH Foundation
Director Cathy Jones.
“It was good to see
everyone, and it was great to see so many people who are embracing exercise and
a healthy lifestyle.”
All proceeds from the event
will go toward the purchase of a 4-D Ultrasound unit at Highland District.
“We’re getting closer and
closer to meeting our goal,” Jones said. “We appreciate all the ongoing support
the community has given us, and we’d like to thank everyone who helped sponsor
this event and all the volunteers.”
Prizes were given to the
winners of several age divisions for the runners and walkers.
In the male 15-and-under
age group, Bryson Burns finished first with a time of 28:59.
In the female 15-and-under
age group, Emily Pack finished first with a time of 32:30.
In the male 16-19 age
group, Pierce Knisley finished first with a time of 20:32.
The male 20-29 age group,
Nathan Luke finished first with a time of 19:19.
In the female 20-29 age
group, Paij Shelton was first with a time of 30:06.
In the male 30-39 age
group, Paul Lennartz finished first with a time of 20:45.
In the female 30-39 age
group, Erin Walters finished first with a time of 27:01.
In the male 40-49 age
group, Dave Knisley took first place with a time of 21:14.
In the female 40-49 age
group, Beth Ballein was first with a time of 25:11.
In the male 50-59 age
group, Jim Patton was first with a time of 20:51.
In the female 50-59 age
group, Michelle Patton was first with a time of 24:08.
In the male 60-and-over
group, Bruce Davis was first with a time of 24:38.
In the female 60-and-over
group, Susie Tabor was first with a time of 32:22.
Of the walkers, Lance Lukas
was the overall male winner with a time of 43:45, and Karen Lukas was the
overall female winner with a time of 40:56.
The Highland District
Hospital Foundation was formed to build a bridge between the community and the
Its role is to encourage
community involvement in the hospital’s future through financial support and to
manage that support to the maximum benefit of the hospital and the people using
The Foundation is also
raffling off a John Deere Gator that will be given away at the 2014 Holiday Ball
on Dec. 13 at the Hillsboro Elks. The Gator served as the official “pace car”
at the 5K run on Saturday.
Raffle tickets are $20
each, and are available from any HDH Foundation board member and at the HDH
Reservations for the
Holiday Ball may be made by calling 937-393-6101. The cost is $ 50.00 per each
For more information about
the HDH Foundation, annual Holiday Ball or the Gator raffle, email Cathy Jones
at email@example.com, or give her a call at (937) 393-6360.