The 5K race started after a warm-up by 5K Committee Member and Ante-Up Fitness owner Lawrence McKay. After everyone was warmed up it was time to head to the starting line. The gun went off at 8:30 am. 75 men, women and children of all ages took off on the 3.2 mile course through the streets of Lake Ridge, the same streets we rode our bikes on as kids so many years ago.
While some of the younger kids decorated cupcakes, got their faces painted and warmed up for the Kids Fun Run, the top male and female finisher quickly, very quickly, made their way around the bend and crossed the finish line. For the men, Kevin Perlow, of Arlington, VA, finished in 19:50. This is Kevin's second year in a row winning in the 5K for Quincy. On the ladies side, Ava Larkin, age 11, of Woodbridge, VA crossed the finish line in 22:49. She is the youngest overall winner of the 5K for Quincy in 4 years.
The Quincy Conner Foundation also awarded the following awards:
Alexis Byam (F) and Connor Petrick(M) 1st Place in Age Group 20-29; Amanda Todd (F) and Stephen Finney (M), 1st Placein Age Group 30-39; Laurie Jones (F) and Brandan Willis (M) 1st Place in Age Group 40-49; Debbie Britton (F) 1st Place in Age Group 50-59; Sue Feindt (F) and William Tabor (M) 1st Place in Age Group 60-69; Cecilia Blackshear (F) and Sam Dutrow (M) 1st Place in Age Group 70 and over. The First Runner to Cross with a Stroller Award went to Christine James, the Award for Wearing Last Year's 5K for Quincy shirt went to Chris Finney, the Runner that Traveled the Furthest was awarded to Joe Wall and the Oldest Runner Award went to Mary Toman.