Runners and walkers of all ages and from five different states participated in the tenth annual HHCS Junior Auxiliary Jaunt held recently in conjunction with Hendersonâ€™s Community Day events.
The tenth annual event included a 5K and a 10K â€˜jauntâ€™ which took participants through the southeast portion of town â€“ including Lakeview Park â€“ and out onto a stretch of country roads for the 10k route.Â There were 82 entrants with 62 participating in the 5K and 20 in the 10K.Â Hometown states represented included Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Colorado.Â The youngest runner was 8 year-old Trent Goertzen of Hampton, and the oldest was and 81 year-old-man from Hastings, NE â€“ Ron Tschauner who walked the 5K.Â
The 5K race winners were Todd Vlieger in the menâ€™s division from Aurora, NE finishing at 17:33 and Kennedy Krejdl also from Aurora, NE finishing at 20:46 in the womenâ€™s division.
Eric Rasmussen of York, NE â€“ who has dominated the 5K in the last several years â€“ won the 10K this year with a finish time of 39:23.Â The 10K womenâ€™s division was won by Maelyn Huebert of Bradshaw with a finish time of 49:05.
The Henderson Health Care Services Junior Auxiliary appreciates the volunteers who helped out to make this event successful.Â Also a big thank you to the local business sponsors who made monetary donations or contributed items for the racersâ€™ â€œgoody bagsâ€.
A complete set of results and finish photos for all participants can be found on the HHCS Junior Auxiliary Facebook page.
Article and photos from Kathryn Goertzen
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