TINA BARTHOLOMEW WINS THE 5K RACE FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH
IN 19:36.
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Women’s Health Race

BY SHILOH HAHN

LEWISBURG, PA--Dan Kirk and Tina Bartholomew, both of Danville, were the overall male and female finishers, respectively, in the 8th Annual 5K Race for Women’s Health held Saturday, April 28. Dan and Tina took home the Betsey Reicherter Memorial Awards for their first place finishes. The award is named in memory of a former Board Chairperson of Family Planning Plus. Dan ran a 17:49 and Tina’s time was 19:36.

Glenn Knight won the Mid-Pack Finisher Award, placing 50th in a field of 100 runners. Glenn ran a 25:11 and was first in his age group (14 and under). Glenn’s award is named in memory of Carrie Smith-Belleson, a dedicated advocate for women’s health issues.

Sonia Crane won the Rookie Award, placing 13th in a field of 100 runners. Sonia also came in first in her age group with a time of 21:09. Sonia’s award is named in memory of Cathy Ebright, a cancer survivor who tragically lost her life in an accident last year. Cathy’s first 5K was the Race for Women’s Health.

The runners were graced with comfortably cool temperatures for the race which benefits Family Planning Plus, serving family health care needs in five Central PA counties. Over $10,000 was raised from corporate sponsorships, donations, and entry fees.

MALE

Overall

1. Dan Kirk 17:49

Carrie Mid-Pack Award

1. Glenn Knight 25:11

14 and Under

1. Glenn Knight 25:11

15-19

1. Andrew Merz 24:46
2. Noah Roseth 28:07

25-29

1. Joe Stoltz 18:50
2. Justin Ondrey 22:09
3. Jared Sholley 25:11

30-34

1. Mike Reider 20:56
2. Terry Nowicki 23:12
3. David Michaels 24:06

35-39

1. Jesse Greenwalt 21:06
2. Mark Cox 23:00

40-44

1. John Beers 19:22
2. Dan Dingle 22:19
3. Steve Wilcox, Jr. 22:29

45-49

1. Scott Sick 19:02
2. Duane Heverly 21:12
3. Kevin Wertman 21:58

50-54

1. Bob Welby 18:52
2. Randy Stroble 18:58
3. Pedro Romero 19:32

55-59

1. Bill Roll 22:49
2. David Michael 23:39
3. Rick Hueholt 24:32

60-64

1. Tom Gates 25:31
2. Ed Mitchell 28:59

65-69

1. John Peeler 23:37
2. Ron Hill 28:00

FEMALE

Overall

1. Tina Bartholomew 19:36

Cathy Ebright “Rookie Award”

1. Sonia Crane 21:09

14 and Under

1. Marina Zieman 22:02
2. Hanna Sick 22:24
3. Sara Hiller 26:25

15-19

1. Cuitlin Cururute 22:35
2. Hanna Bowen 22:36
3. Paige Orwig 24:10

20-24

1. Kathleen Laux 26:07
2. Anna Wakuchik 28:28
3. Loren Fishland 28:34

25-29

1. Lauren Gemberling 23:40
2. Stephanie Fisher 23:40
3. Shannon Dreese 23:49

30-34

1. Sonia Crane 21:09
2. Jen Stec-Gagliardi 23:21
3. Tara Michaels 25:06

35-39

1. Edna Spang 22:14
2. Eileen Gallagher 23:15
3. Danielle Ward 28:35

40-44

1. Lori Fox 23:57
2. Richelle Fessler 24:49
3. Beth Shimock 31:08

45-49

1. Ann Sick 20:24
2. Mary Hollenbac 24:35
3. Laurie Knight 25:12

50-54

1. Carmella DiPippa 24:34
2. Marlene Manzo 25:37
3. Sally Thomas 28:02

55-59

1. Mary Hannigan 26:25
2. Carol Graybeal 26:26

60-64

1. Freddi Carlip 34:45

 

SHAYMUS MARSHALL IS CHASED BY HIS BUBBIE, A.K.A. RG
EDITOR FREDDI CARLIP, DURING THE KIDS’ RACE.
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Go Bubbie! Yea Bubbie!…
Go Shay! Yea Shay!

BY FREDDI (BUBBIE) CARLIP

Hearing Shay’s words of encouragement as I struggled to finish the Race for Women’s Health 5K put a smile on my haggard face and a spring in my slow stride. Shay lit up my world that day with his cheering and his smile. And having Marcy and James sitting with him, cheering for me was an added bonus. My being in this race wasn’t about me. It was all about Shay.

I ran because I have participated in every Women’s Health 5K since the first year?2000. The event benefits women throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley through Family Planning Plus. My good friend Shelley Heasley ran with me again this year, but it wasn’t as much fun for me. I was tired and achy but Shelley got me through it with her enthusiasm and encouragement. So did Shaymus, Marcy, and James. Having them near the finish gave me a much-needed shot of adrenaline.

This was a big day for Shay. He was going to participate in his very first kids’ run. There were all kinds of fun things going on and each child received a goody bag chock full with fun kids’ stuff (like Chapstick; just ask any parent of little ones). There were age groups even: 3-5-year-olds and 6-8-year- olds. Shay, at 3½, was in the younger age group. The course was halfway around the Lewisburg High School walking track. That’s a long distance for a little kid! Close to a half-mile.

That Shay-induced adrenaline boost got me revved up for Shay; no longer did I feel achy and tired. The little ones were ready. They were at the start. And they were off!

Shay burst out of the start and ran as fast as his legs could go…until he was knocked down by someone trying to get around him. Marcy, James, and I looked at each other in dismay and began to run over to him. Mommy, Daddy, and Bubbie didn’t have to fret. Shay got himself up and began to run again. Go Shay!

Shay’s cheering section whooped it up when he finished after a slight detour on the course. We were so proud of him and he was so happy. The older kids were up next. As we milled around, the Ready! Set! Go! command resounded across the track. Next thing we knew, Shay ran to the other side and began to run with the older kids, pushing all the way to the finish. We cheered until we were hoarse.

Shaymus “did a double.” He heard the call, the siren song of running, and off he went, on his own, to do another turn on the track. It was so unexpected and so amazing that Marcy and I began to laugh with joy and excitement even as we cheered.

And look at Shay. What form. What determination; head up, looking forward, arms up, striding out with his legs. Getting the job done because it’s fun.

Keep the image of Shaymus in mind during your next race. Shay knows the secret. It’s about being focused and enjoying each step.

I have so many wonderful memories of running and racing with Marcy. Now, with Shay, new running memories are beginning.

Yea Shaymus! From your very proud Bubbie.