Annual 5Klay Run for Fun Held

Thursday, October 9, 2014
A small, but hearty, group of runners and walkers took part in the annual 5Klay County Run for Fun Saturday.(photo courtesy Frank Staples Photography)

Participation was light for the annual 5Klay Run for Fun, held Saturday, Oct. 4, as a fundraiser for the Clay County Fair Association. But, a handful of hearty runners did brave the cool conditions to compete. And, at the conclusion of the five kilometers a young Piggott runner had edged out a local lawmaker for first place overall.

Competitors in several age divisions for both men and women took part in this year's event, with the start and finish at the gates of the Clay County Fairgrounds in Piggott.

According to Agee Scoring and Timing, first place went to Dillon Horn, a member of the Piggott Mohawk Junior track team, at a time of 19:13.653. Second went to (State Senator) Robert Thompson, of Paragould, who was only about 18 seconds behind Horn with a time of 19:31.733. This also garnered Thompson the top finish in the 40-49 year old men's class.

Third place overall went to Jacob Householder with a time of 27:43.816, while Makayla Allman took fourth overall, and first in the women's division, with a time of 31:39.086. Rounding out the top five, overall, was Brittany Fair with a time of 32:25.353 as she trailed Allman by less than a minute for second in the women's class.

Janet Fair took first in the women's 40-49 class with a time of 50:49; Karen Cagle had the top time for women's 60-69 with a time of 50:53, followed by Marty Renard with a time of 56:25 and Donna Parks with a time of 56:28.

Meanwhile, Torrie Rodriguez logged a time of 52:20 in the women's 14-19 age class.

Organizers offered their thanks to First National Bank, Piggott Banking Center, for sponsoring the event.

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