WOJO 5K Rabbit Run deemed successful

By CARLA BASS, City Editor

Over 100 participants registered to take part in the Rabbit Run/Walk 5K to raise funding for scholarships that will awarded later in the spring.

Participating in children’s race 15 young runners gathered at the starting line to test their stamina. Children’s Race Winners: Cash Boykin of Jefferson & Millie Lambright of Marshall.

Ninety-three people registered for the adult portion of the race. Participating were 79 entries participated. First Place went to Alex Berend of Irving, TX finishing with a time of 20:49.  Taking second place was Michael Diedrich of Jefferson, TX with a time of 20:59. Scotty Wennerstrom of Jefferson, TX placed third with a time of 21:07. First place female was Yvonne Ramirez of Houston, TX coming in with a time of 26:04.

The 1st place male & female each received $50 courtesy of Norbord. Our two major sponsors were Norbord who donated prize money, did top tier sponsorship & paid for an employee team to participate; and Genesis PrimeCare who did top tier sponsorship, donated lots of items for the participant bags, and provided snacks after the race & stuffed eggs for the egg hunt.


1st place boy in kids race – Cash Boykin of Jefferson

1st place girl in kids race – Millie Lambright of Marshall


1st-place-trophy.jpg (winner of 5K Alex Berend with trophy & prize money)

1st woman finisher in 5K Yvonne Ramirez with prize money


2nd place in 5K Michael Diedrich

3rd place in 5K Scotty Wennerstrom


Pictured front Mary Spearmon, President & Jessica Dougherty, 5K Chair; middle – Cindy Pinkerton & Julie Testa; back – Mary Bird, Vicki Richie, Imogene Bass

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