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Realtors raise $3,059 for cancer ministry

One hundred thirty-five people signed up for the event.

Posted on Aug. 23, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

MIDDLEBURY — The Elkhart County Board of Realtors 5K Classic raised $3,059.89 for Ribbon of Hope Cancer Support Ministry on Aug. 10 during the Middlebury Summer Festival. It was the first year for the event, which had 135 registrants, including people from Indianapolis and Virginia.

“We wanted to give back to the community, and we chose Ribbon of Hope in honor of a dear friend and colleague, Janice Ruszkowski, who passed away last year of cancer,” said race chairman Toni Bontrager. “This was an incredible event, and we were so blessed to have the participants.”

Ribbon of Hope offers encouragement and support to those battling cancer.

Andy Williams, 25, was the overall winner of the 5K with a time of 17:01.5. He has also placed in the Boston Marathon.

Winners in each category were:

Female 1-13 — Claire Burton, 11, 30:18.6

Male 1-13 — Jaimeson King, 13, 21:55.3

Female 14-18 — Olivia Goldan, 17, 21:07.3

Male 14-18 — Blake O’dell, 18, 17:16.6

Female 19-25 — Janell Bender, 20, 22:29.3

Male 19-25 — Andy Williams, 25, 17:01.5

Female 26-35 — Emilie Blough, 31, 28:08.9

Male 26-35 — Andrew Mehl, 31, 19:59.2

Female 36-50 — Wendy Bennett, 44, 24:04.3

Male 36 -50 — Sam Miller, 40, 20:29.4

Female Masters division 51 and over — Pat Jacoby, 54, 34:35.5

Male Masters division 51 and over — Jeff Birky, 56, 21:59.3

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