LEXINGTON’S RACE AGAINST HUNGER: 2006 EVENT SUMMARY
Our top 10K runner was Gary Moore, N. Augusta, SC, with a time of 36:12; Sean Higgins, Lexington, SC and Mark Bedenbaugh, W. Columbia, SC finished second and third respectively.
The top female runner was Kenzie Lang, Columbia, SC, with a time of 43:06; Staci Jenkins, Pope AFB, NC, and Helen Lafaye Johnson, Columbia, SC finished second and third respectively. FULL RACE RESULTS AND PICTURES ARE POSTED ON www.lexrah.org.
A record crowd participated in the Sixth Annual Lexington Race Against Hunger that took place on Saturday, February 25, 2006. There were 784 people who registered for the 10K run, 5K fitness walk, or 1 mile fun run. Also in attendance were representatives from two of our benefiting charities (Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS) and Souper Bowl of Caring), over 90 law enforcement officers, and 70 plus volunteers and numerous spectators.
Scott Ryan of WLTX-TV was on hand to liven up the crowd and do some of the MC duties. Also, New 92 Country and 94.3 Country Legends were represented by Wendy. The atmosphere was exciting as we raised the awareness levels of hunger both locally and worldwide, and raised record amounts of money. This year’s event will donate approximately $31, 828.82 to our charities: Lexington’s Interfaith Community Services (LICS), Souper Bowl of Caring, World Vision, God’s Store House, and ACTS. This brings our six year total to over $104,562.93.
Lexington Interfaith Community Services will be using their share of funds to feed the hungry in Lexington County by restocking their food pantry. Souper Bowl of Caring will be applying their funds in areas that will generate more dollars to feed people of the Midland’s in need. Through World Vision, who is active in 90 countries, we will sponsor specific children and families in some of the poorest nations of the world where daily wages earned amount to only pennies.
Once again, this year’s race brought together members of the community for fun and challenges to benefit the many hungry people worldwide. This event is successful only because of the many people who pull together to plan, execute, and sponsor the event. Thank you to all sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Jean Day), Wray VW/Mazda, The State Newspaper, WLTX, Time Warner Cable, Carolina First, Lexington Medical Center, New 92 Country, 94.3 Country Legends, who make this such a great success in funding charities to feed the many hungry.