HEALTHY BLOUNT TRIPLE CROWN OF RUNNING
Triple Crown Rules
This event consists of the Spring Sprint (April 12), the Scholars Run (Aug. 9) and the Reindeer Run (Dec. 7). To be eligible for the Triple Crown cash awards and a special memento, participants must compete in all three races. To be eligible to win door prizes valued at a minimum of $100, participation in two races is required. Both runners and walkers at each event are eligible for great door prizes.
Reindeer Run 5K Road Race
The Reindeer Run 5k and 1-Mile Run sponsored by Parks & Rec and area sponsors had over 475 registered participants at this year’s race that was held on Sunday, December 7 in downtown Maryville. A portion of the proceeds from this race benefit The Empty Pantry Fund. Several participants dressed in Christmas attire which made the event have a festive atmosphere! Andy Baksa was the Overall Male winner with a time of 16:48 and Kathy Wolski was the Overall Female winner with a time of 19:20. This was the final event in the 2014 Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running that is sponsored by Ruby Tuesday, Marathon/Mr. Gas stations, Maryville Orthopedic Clinic, and Parks & Recreation. The Triple Crown series will begin again in April of 2015 with the Spring Sprint 5K in Alcoa.
Reindeer Run 5K Road Race Overall Placements
Scholars Run 5K Road Race
Almost 300 participants came out to run or walk in the 38th annual Scholars Run 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk sponsored by the Foothill Striders, Parks & Recreation and other area sponsors. The race was held at Maryville College and throughout area streets. The Overall Male Winner was Andy Baksa with a time of 15:59, and the Overall Female was Kathy Wolski with a time of 18:45. The Masters Male Winner (Age 40 & over) was Lee Franklin with a time of 18:04 and the Masters Female Winner was Stacy Jones with a time of 20:22. Awards were given for each age division, as well. This race is the second race in the Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running race series sponsored by Parks & Recreation, Ruby Tuesday, Brookfield, Marathon/Mr. Gas stations, and Maryville Orthopaedic Clinic. The final race in the series, which is the Reindeer Run, will be held Dec. 7. For more information, call Parks & Rec at #983-9244.
Scholars Run 5K Road Race Overall Placements
Spring Sprint 5K Road Race
The annual Spring Sprint 5K & 1-Mile Run in Alcoa sponsored by Parks & Recreation and local area sponsors took place on Saturday morning, April 12 in Alcoa with a crowd over 425 participants taking to the road for the race! This race kicked off the series for the Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running. A portion of the proceeds benefited Blount County’s Special Olympics program. The Overall Male Winner was Andy Baksa with a time of 16:09, and the Overall Female Winner was Kathy Wolski with a time of 18:27. The Male Masters winner (Ages 40 & over) was Lee Franklin with a time of 17:30, and the Female Masters winner was Jasmine Keller with a time of 20:02. The next race in the Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running is the Scholars Run scheduled for August 9 at Maryville College.
Spring Sprint 5K Road Race Overall Placements