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Record Numbers at BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Record Numbers at BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk

 
Chattanooga, TN (June 16, 2007) – Nearly 1,100 runners and walkers participated in Saturday’s BlueCross Riverbend Run and Walk. The event included a 10k race, a 5k race, a 5k walk, and a 1-mile family fun run/walk. Participation increased by 150 over last year.

                                                                                                

Colin Sullivan of Chattanooga, TN, won the 10k race. Jan Gautier, of Chattanooga, TN, was the 10k female champion.

 
The 5k race was won by Michael Mentz, of Chattanooga, TN. Tara Gietema, of Morristown, TN, was the 5k female champion.

 
Hugh Enicks, of Signal Mountain, TN, won the 10k male masters division. Mary Preisel, of Signal Mountain, TN, won the 10k female masters division.  John Walker, of Chattanooga, TN, won the 10k male grand masters division. Sue Anne Brown, of Chattanooga, TN, won the 10k female grand masters division.

 
Joe Johnson, of Chattanooga, TN, took the 5k male masters title. Wendy Houston, of Rocky Face, GA, won the female masters division. Marvin Watson, of Chattanooga, TN, won the male grand masters division. Eileen Johnson, of Chattanooga, TN, won the female grand masters division.


The 5k walk and 1-mile family fun run/walk were non-competitive events designed to encourage everyone, especially families, to take steps toward a healthy lifestyle.


The event also included a corporate challenge, with the top award going to Sears Star Walkers for having the most team participants in all events combined.


The race was made possible through the generosity and hard work of over 135 volunteers.


The 2007 BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk was a Chattanooga Track Club event and was sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Dasani, Powerade, Snickers Marathon Energy Bar, Comcast and Friends of the Festival.


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