Run and Not Be Weary
Gladden Farms Park in Marana was the place to be on Saturday, November 16th. Over 150 runners/walkers laced up their running shoes and headed out to compete in the 4th annual Tucson West Stake 5K and 1-Mile Runs.
Participants ranged in age from 19 months to 66 years. This family-friendly event included runners from Marana and the northwest part of Tucson, all of whom were winners in the real sense: they had a great time and got some exercise!
The overall winner of the event was Alex Mouso, a senior from Marana High School. He covered the 5K course in a time of 20:09. The second finisher was Nick Parker. The top female runner was Emily Robertson.
The consensus? It was a wonderful activity! Ian Morse said, “My favorite part of the run was running with friends and seeing how many people showed up to have fun!!!!!”
Cindy Gibson suggested that “next year we should have a stroller category. So many ran with strollers.”
And with that, plans for the 5th annual run have begun.
5K Winners 1-Mile Winners
|Male||5-12 years||Female||5-12 years||Male||4-8 years||Female||4-8 years|
|1||Brigham Cannon||1||Tristin Duron||1||Wesly Carb||1||Lucy Anderson|
|2||Matt Bennett||2||Liz Ashcraft||2||Zane Broyles||2||Charlotte Mouso|
|3||Chase Kennard||3||Hannah Struthers||3||Noah Duron||3||Piper Mouso|
|13-18 years||13-18 years||4||Dylan Mouso||4||Hannah Hindman|
|1||Alex Mouso||1||Anne Broyles||5||Bryant Griffin|
|2||Devan Ashcraft||2||Makayla Miller||9-12 years||9-12 years|
|3||Zach Mouso||3||Kelsey Bechner||1||Spencer Ashcraft||1||Emma Riggs|
|19-35 years||19-35 years||2||2||Cailey Griffin|
|1||Nick Parker||1||Emily Robertson||3||3||Maya Van Buskirk|
|2||David Wilson||2||Stephanie Ellinson|
|3||Jay Robertson||3||Alicia Duron|
|36-50 years||36-50 years|
|1||Ron Diaz||1||Casey Van Buskirt|
|2||Rich Kennard||2||Hilary Parry|
|3||Steve Riggs||3||Sherida Anderson|
|51 + years||51 + years|
|1||Carlos Armendariz||1||Janie Lemburg|
Pictures taken by Cherise Glauser and Stephanie Ashcraft