UWSC is "Back on the Bridge",
Hosts 21st Annual 5K/10K Bridge Run/Walk
2,125 runners and walkers participated Saturday, April 1, 2017, in the 21st Annual United Way of St. Charles 5K/10K Bridge Run/Walk presented by Norco Manufacturing Complex and co-presented by Valero St. Charles Refinery.
“We are incredibly excited to be back on the bridge this year, after racing ‘Under the Bridge’ in 2016 due to road construction. The weather couldn’t have been better, and all participants were able to enjoy the beauty of St. Charles Parish from atop the Hale Boggs Bridge,” stated John Dias, United Way of St. Charles Executive Director.
“Our commemorative medals were once again a favorite, and we were thrilled to be able to offer them to all racers again this year.”
Ian Carr was the first to finish the 5K race with a 15:54 time. Joining Carr in the 5K men’s division top three were Nate Castillo and Francis Steib.
Jordan Terrel took first place in the 5K women’s division with a time of 24:24. Ashley Trosclair and Marcelle Rousseau placed second and third.
Winners of the 10K event were Noah Brak in the men’s division with a time of 42:13 and Stephanie McNabb in the women’s division with a time of 45:54.
The race winners took home engraved UWSC Bridge Run awards.
For the fifth year in a row, Anytime Fitness took home the coveted award for most participants, with over 270 team members.
Race participants were provided with post-race entertainment including music, food, refreshments, inflatables, massages, and much more.
“United Way of St. Charles would like to thank its sponsors, vendors and volunteers who helped make this event a huge success,” stated Dias. “The funds raised by this event will be used to fund local agencies and programs targeting the areas of education, income, and health.”
For more information about United Way of St. Charles and how you can LIVE UNITED, call 985-331-9063.