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Saturday, April 8, 2000 -- Boyce, VA
Millwood FUNdraiser 5K & Childrens Run
Story and photos by Marty Lamp

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Millwood FUNdraiser
Mark Stickley cruising to a win
Just outside of Boyce, Virginia, on Saturday morning, April 8th, some 50 runners and walkers took part in the Millwood FUNdraiser 5K. Although the weather was predicted to be rainy and cold, the sushine would not be denied as it blanketed the the race course on the beautiful Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum.

This race was to benefit the community of Millwood, just a few miles north of Boyce, and the Millwood Homeowners Association.

The course for this scenic run was a certified 5K loop, circling the lush grounds of the Blandy Experimental Farm, and taking competitors along gently rolling gravel roads. The gravel proved to add more than a little extra work to 3.1 mile loop, but you would never know it by the winning time.

Millwood FUNdraiser
Just a run in the park for Ruth Riemenschneider
The venerable Mark Stickley(16:33) of Winchester, Virginia, cruised through this scenic course at a blistering pace. Stickley jumped out in front early and saw nothing but open road ahead of him all the way to the finish line. Stickley managed a pace of 5:20 per mile enroute to his win.

Finishing less than 45 seconds behind was Warren Kohm(17:16), who definitely wasn't smelling any roses an his way to a second place finish. Kohm kept a 5:33 per mile pace to keep a solid lead on third place overall finisher Ryan Bayne(18:08).

For the laides, Ruth Riemenschneider(21:16) once again proved tough to beat as she was the first female to cross the finish line, and the 12th runner overall. Riemenschneider finished over 1 minute ahead of second place female finisher Heather Owens(22:39). Owens finished 18th overall, and third place female finisher Lisa Ware(22:56) finished 20th overall.

Afterwards, participants were treated to a Kid's race, not to mention plenty of fruit, muffins, and liquids. Thanks go out to Carolyn Wilson for a fine race, and to Karsten "Horatio" Brown for his flawless results handling skills.