Chick-fil-A Road Race
The seventh annual Chick-fil-A of Vidalia Road Race was held this past Saturday and was another enormous success. The event includes a 10K, 5K and a 1-mile run and is a family, fun filled event that benefits the Paul Anderson Youth Home and the WINSHAPE Camps for Communities program. This year Vidalia Heritage Academy was also a recipient of the proceeds raised. Britt McDade of Chick-fil-A Vidalia said, “I can’t say enough about this community and the organizations we are supporting today. I want to thank our sponsors and supporters that help make this day a success. Looks like we are going to be able to raise between forty to fifty thousand dollars for these three organizations to split today and we look forward to this event next year.”
“It was phenomenal to be named one of the recipients this year. It is a huge event for the community and the exposure for our school is great and it just helps bring the community together. These funds will help us continue to provide quality Christian education in our area,” added Jeff Mc-Cormick of Vidalia Heritage Academy.
Betty Burris of Paul Anderson stated, “We are really excited about being able to participate and for the proceeds that go to the home and the other organizations. This is a wonderful event, and we really appreciate everybody being here and all their support.”
As for the race in the 1-mile, John Smith took first, Samuel English was second and RJ Wells was third. For the women Sandra Horne was first, Ann Hudson Hamilton was second and Reese Neal took third place.
For the 5k it was John Smith of VHA that took first place in 21:27.9. He was followed by Frankie Williams in 21:28.7, and then Levi McDade of VHA in 21:31.3. The female winner was Alexandra Uribe in 22:13.4. Ginny Meredith was second place in 22:26.6, an Macy Todd was third in 22: 33.2 In the 10k run Darren Crooks took the top spot in 38:28.1, Branden Phillips was second in 42:27.6, and Ricky Prosser was third in 42:40.6. for the females Leisha Cochran took first place with a tikme of 50:10.5, Abigail Brown was in second place in 52:02.9, and Rizza O'Connor was third in 52: 36.5.