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Runners beat chill for Spooktacular

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Runners get a quick start in Saturday's Spooktacular 5k and 10k races.
(T-G Photo by Chris Siers) [Order this photo]
Nearly 150 runners and walkers turned out for the annual Spooktacular 5k and 10k races on a frigid Saturday morning. Despite the cold temps, runners heated up the course and posted blistering times.

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In addition to the racing competition, participants also competed in a costume contest prior to the start of the races.
(T-G Photo by Chris Siers)
The races, which were sponsored by the United Way of Bedford County, sought to raise funds for 20 different benefit partner programs. In addition to the races, participants also competed in a costume contest, with prizes awarded to those judged as the three best..

Gerard Mullins took the overall win for male runners with a 19:25 time in the 5k. Jeffery Bandy and Mike Youngblood followed in second and third, respectively.

In the female competition, Angel Carrillo took the overall win in 24:09. Carrillo was followed by Jackie Wright and Kimberly Hillis, who finished second and third, respectively.

In the 10k race, Chris Mason won the overall male competition with a 38:56. Mason was followed by Sergio Gomez, who crossed the finish line in second in 46:13, and third-place finisher Jon Harris who crossed the line in 46:39.

In the female 10k race, Lindsey McLean took the win in 46:13. She was followed by Becky Murphy (54:45) and Lynette Womble (57:08).