Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford surpasses goal

Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford, Saturday, Aug. 21, was another success in both the well-run race and the amount of money raised for Project Parent MD for a cure for muscular dystrophy. The day of the race results were over $77,000, exceeding the goal of $75,000 organizers had set for the twelfth annual event.

Rockford’s Josh Miller about to cross the finish line in first place for the third year in a row at Saturday's Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford. Miller finished in 16:01 and was followed by Dan Kasprouicz, of Grand Rapids, three seconds later at 16:04. Notice "Ace" Rockford Squire photographer Tom Scott in foreground. photo by CLIFF HILL

 

Three-time Mitchell’s Run winner Josh Miller of Rockford took six seconds off his time to win again, this year with a time of 16:01. Coming in second in the men’s division was Dan Kasprouicz of Grand Rapids with a time of 16:04. From Belmont was third place men’s winner Drake Veitenheimer with a time of 16:18. Grant Gunneson, of Rockford came in fourth with a time of 16:29. Andrew Woznick, also of Rockford, was fifth in the men’s division with a time of 16:30.

Taking top win in the women’s division was Jessica Roster of Grand Rapids with a time of 18:18. In second was Val Thomasma, of Belmont, with a time of 18:48. In third place was Mackenzie Adams, of Rockford with a time of 18:50. Taylor Manett, of Grand Rapids, was fourth with a time of 19:03. Amanda Surdenik of Rockford was fifth in women’s with a time of 19:04.

The 5K run/walk, community picnic, silent auction and live music take place in honor of Mitchell Peterson, diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 1999. Parents Steve and Sandy want to raise awareness for the many kids who have the disease and the need to find a cure.

Jessica Koster, first place women to cross the finish line. photo by TOM SCOTT

 

photo by TOM SCOTT

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