Friday’s K-Bay 5K was a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s research of neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder. -Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Friday’s K-Bay 5K was a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s research of neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder. -Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Runners find reason to run in K-Bay 5K

Friday’s sunny sky helped, but mostly the K-Bay 5K run was an opportunity to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s research into neurofibromatosis.

Organized by Denise Pitzman, whose son, Leo, has been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, the course began on the Homer High School track and ended at Kachemak Community Center.

Runners, walkers, strollers and canine companions covered the distance, some eager to set a new personal record, others enjoying the weather. More than 30 participated, but the timing clock was turned off shortly after the 30-minute mark “because we figured after 30 minutes we weren’t looking at runners who were timing their personal best,” said Pitzman. 

Brandon Beachy finished first for the men, with a time of 20:23.31; Elizabeth Roedl finished first for the women in 21:35.09. They each won shirts donated by Free Spirit Wear.

For more about the Children’s Tumor Foundation, visit leosheroes.org.

 


K-Bay 5K results

 

120:23.31 Brandon Beachy

220:27.63 Elias Graham

320:30.04 Andrei Tsyganenko

420:35.76 Josh Vantrease

520:36.22 Pedro Ochoa

620:37.70 August Kilcher

720:39.22 Jared Brant

820:46.47 Brandon Young

921:35.09 Elizabeth Roedl

1022:01.50 Antonis Ochoa

1122:10.04 Peter Hendrickson

1222:21.78 Denver Waclawski

1322:46.44 Nahoa Jette

1423:15.82 Ben Jantzi

1423:15.82 John Elias

1523:18.05 Calvin Johnson

1623:20.99 Jeff Vonrekowski

1724:39.33 Aziza Shemet Pitcher

1724:39.33 Aurora Waclawski

1724:39.33 Shenandoah Lush

1724:39.33 Pamela Jantzi

1724:39.33 Charlie Stewart

1724:39.33 Melanie Mastolier

1825:02.04 Marley McGuire

1825:02.04 Mary Kate Green

1925:04.04 Annie Bailey

2025:05.47 Matt Clarke

2125:07.73 Jen Booz

2225:09.04 Lauren Evarts

2325:54.47 Audrey Rosencranz

2425:55.73 Alayne Tetor

2525:56.18 Tara Schmidt

2626:03.85 Dylan Zharoff

2726:04.32 Sam Draves

2826:25.78 Mattea Peters

2928:18.49 Lila Johnson

3028:19.73 Rich Holschen

3128:36.49 Bonnie Jason

3229:22.92  Margi Blanding

3330:30.60  Jocelyn Shiro

3430:30.60  MJ Cambridge

3531:54.55  Denali Critchet

3632:19.81  Adela Pederson

3632:19.81 Einar Pederson

3632:19.81 Eric Pederson3632:19.81Sherry Pederson

 
Diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, Leo Ogle was on hand for Friday’s run, which was organized by his mother, Denise Pitzman. -Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, Leo Ogle was on hand for Friday’s run, which was organized by his mother, Denise Pitzman. -Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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