Dave Knapp, left, hands the keys over to this 2013 Equinox to lucky winner Brian Sharp of Greenville. (Linda Moody photo)

Sharp, other ‘winners’ lauded at post-race event

GREENVILLE—Jill Brown, cancer coordinator for Wayne HealthCare and the race director for Saturday’s 21st annual hospital’s Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, reported there were 410 registered participants in the event.

“I was told this was the biggest race of the Darke County Wellness Challenge races to date,” said Brown, who
made the announcement at the post-race event at Dave Knapp Ford following the run through Greenville.

Participants were treated to snacks, prizes, a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and the chance to win a vehicle at the auto dealership.

It was explained that Breast Cancer Awareness of Darke County is a non-profit organization that has a passion for women’s health issues.

“This 5K assists our community members in so many ways but specifically for screening mammograms, breast ultrasounds, pap testing and surgical supplies for our breast cancer patients,” she said.

Three special awards were presented to cancer patients. Sherry Smith donated wind chimes in memory of her mother, Juanita, and that gift went to Pam Phelps. An award in memory of Kristina Knapp went to Janice Jasenski, and another award, in memory of Vicky Henderson, was presented to Julie Brickler.
The top three teams in the day’s race went to Addy Girl, first; Running Buddies, second; and Team Janice Strong third.

Even the fellows who were featured in the Pink Mile Run earlier in the day showed up at the post-party. They walked earlier in the day from the Traffic Circle on Broadway south to the Annie Oakley Statue and back to the Circle.

Cory Meadows of Ansonia, one of the men who has done this for several years, said they got dressed at the city building where clothing, accessories and makeup were made available to them.

The money they made from the Pink Mile Men’s endeavor is also going to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.

Brian Sharp of Greenville was the lucky winner of the 2013 Chevy Equinox given away in a random drawing at the post-race event. Those eligible for that drawing had to be 18 years of age and older, a participant in this year’s race and be present at the drawing.

In other happenings, the winners of the silent auction items were announced and a 50-50 raffle was held.

Ribbons were then handed out to the top three finishers in each age division for both males and females, with Terri Flood, also of Wayne HealthCare, announcing the winners.

Here are just the first-place winners in each age group: Males: ages 10 and under, K. Derksen; 11-14, Landon Patel; 15-19, Jacob DeYoung; 20-24,Levi Emerick; 25-29, Dustin Holmes; 30-34, Caleb Hickey; 35-39, David Graham; 40-44 Brandon Snyder; 45-49, Frederick Schmeidebusch; 50-54, Rick Costello; 55-59, Chuck Blinn; 60-64, Jeff McDaniel; 65-69 Mark Barton; and 70 and over, Lee Emrick. Females: 10 and under, M. DeYoung; 11-14, Elsie DeYoung; 15-19, Kylee Freeman; 20-24, Katie Hangen; 25-29, Destinnee Javier; 30-34, Nicole Moneysmith; 35-39, Brittani Wehr; 40-44, Sabrina Mustain; 45-49, April Barton; 50-54, Ruth Barga; 55-59, Shelly Faber; 60-64, Claudia Hiestand; 65-69, Kathy Barton; and 70 and over, Susan Fowble.

The top three male winners overall were: Bryce Shilt, Greenville, with a time of 17:00.1; Matthew Lee, Greenville, second; and Ian DeYoung of Charlotte, N.C., third, while the top three female winners were Katie Rammel of Greenville, with a time of 23:52.4, first; Isabelle Rammel, Greenville, second; and Nicole Elliott, Brookville, third.

One can go online at goodtimesraces.com where all of the results are posted under the “Breast Cancer Awareness 5K” for 2022.

Among the Pink Mile men attending the post-part at Dave Knapp Ford were, from left, Cory Meadows, Greg Zechar and Caleb Custer. (Linda Moody photo)
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Linda Moody / Staff Writer

I am a Darke County native living in the Ansonia area with my son. I have been in journalism 50+ years and enjoy what I do.

Contact Darke County Now Media Correspondent Linda Moody @ lmoody@darkecountynow.com or 937-337-1955.

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