United Way Hosts 16th Annual 5K Bridge Run, 1st 10K | United Way of St. Charles

United Way Hosts 16th Annual 5K Bridge Run, 1st 10K

5K Winners





Over 1200 runners and walkers participated Saturday, March 31, 2012, in the 16th Annual United Way of St. Charles 5K/10K Bridge Run/Walk sponsored by Norco Manufacturing Complex and Valero.




“We were excited to offer race participants the option of a 10K this year, in addition to the traditional 5K, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the feedback. The weather was beautiful and served as the perfect setting for our scenic race. We hear from many participants that the view from the Hale Boggs Bridge can’t be beat especially on a great day like this. I encourage anyone to participate in the event just to take advantage of the beauty St. Charles Parish has to offer,” stated John Dias, United Way of St. Charles Executive Director.
United Way of St. Charles Board of Directors President McKinley Day, officially started the race at 8:30 a.m. Micah Tirop was the first to finish the 5K race with a 15:27 time. Joining Tirop in the 5K men’s division top three were Patrick Gavin and Matt Manning.
Sara Skotty, from New Orleans, took first place in the 5K women’s division for the forth year in a row with a 17:50 time. Charlotte Everhardt and Megan Gohries placed second and third.
Click here for 5K overall winners.
Winners of the first-ever 10K event were Adam Hoogewind in the men’s division with a time of 34:46 and Kate Accardo in the women’s division with a time of 41:00.
Click here for 10K overall winners. 
Aaron Boudreaux and Ruby Chaney placed as the overall race walkers. The race winners took home a combined prize money purse of $3400.
Click for complete male 5K and 10K results.

Click for complete female 5K and 10K results.

In addition to the race, United Way provided participants with post race entertainment including live music by Reese Chaisson, crafts, massages, and much more. United Way of St. Charles also held a half-mile Fun Run for children 12 and under.
United Way of St. Charles would like to thank its sponsors, vendors and volunteers who helped make this event a huge success. The money raised by this event will be used to provide support to local agencies and programs targeting the areas of education, income, and health.
To view photos from the event, click here.