Stacey's Run Raises Over $8,000 for ALS

LEWISBURG, PA--A scenic course through the Buffalo Valley proved challenging for runners in the second annual five-mile Stacey's Run for ALS, held on Saturday, October 2. Greeted by a brisk morning that turned warm by race time, more than 50 runners turned up to run for charity. Dan Kirk of Danville, PA, won the race in 28:57, with Ron Zieman of Lewisburg finishing 17 seconds behind him. Mark Sullivan of Freeburg finished third in 29:53. Top female finisher was Shelley Heasley of Middleburg, with a time of 38:37.

Race organizers had considered changing the race to a 5K, but the inspiration behind the race, Stacey Henninger of Lewisburg, wanted it to remain a five-miler. Henninger, 35, was an avid long-distance runner before she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease). She was training for the Philadelphia Marathon when she noticed her first symptoms of the neuromuscular disease. Her running career ended before she could participate in the marathon. Four years later, she communicates by moving her eyes.

A two-mile walk accompanied the run, and more than 100 walkers participated. Friends and relatives came from across the country and Canada to run and walk. Accompanied by her family and friends, Henninger set out on the walking course in her wheelchair. She also greeted participants at the finish line. Both events began at Ard's Farm Market on Route 45 and ended at Buffalo Crossroads Elementary School on Johnson Mill Road.

Stacey's Run for ALS raised more than $8,000. All proceeds went to the ALS Association for research and patient services.

Two-Mile Walk

Overall

1. Lauren Catalano

12 and Under

1. Lauren Catalano
2. Josh Beaver
3. Kristin Frank

13-19

1. Ryan Hollister
2. Mike Tranosky
3. Aubrey Manzo

20-29

1. Deb Allen
2. Lorrie Boop
3. Butch Boop

40 and Over

1. Scott Davis
2. Fred Hilliard
3. Paula Swett

MALE

Overall

1. Dan Kirk 28:57

14 and Under

1. Dan Cotterman 38:13
2. Joe Angle 43:37

15-19

1. Jarrod Holzman 30:21
2. Mike Lay 35:12
3. Nathaniel Hoy 35:13

20-24

1. Brian Barchik 30:31
2. Kevin Michael 36:41

25-29

1. Mike Reed 47:23

30-34

1. Mark Alexander 39:26
2. Abe Howard 42:38
3. Douglas Spotts 45:21

35-39

1. Ron Ziemian 29:14
2. Mark Sullivan 29:53
3. Tim Ghalib 31:07

40-44

1. Lawton Warzala 40:45
2. Roger Angle 52:22

45-49

1. Bill Fitzgerald 36:50
2. John Ruhl 44:35

50 and Over

1. Tom Muchler 52:21

FEMALE

Overall

1. Shelley Heasley 38:37

14 and Under

1. Katie Benner 1:05:57
2. Abby Benner 1:06:04

15-19

1. Janie Jenkins 40:31
2. Mariah Quant 48:58

20-24

1. Quinn Giacomelli 43:16
2. Sue Harris 43:16

25-29

1. Jean Moll 39:59
2. Nicki Reed 47:22
3. Amy Winn 53:30

30-34

1. Maureen McVeak 47:44

35-39

1. Kathy Whisman 43:42
2. Rosemary Wiegand 58:00
3. Kelly Benner 1:06:04

40-44

1. Dagmar Settle 41:59
2. Karen Jay 44:56
3. Sue Hamilton Jones NTA

45-49

1. Marlene Manzo 47:00