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Saturday, May 20, 2000 -- Kanawha State Forest, WV
Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides 10K Run/5K Fun Walk
Story and photos by Lori Garbesi

[Details] [Coverage] [Overall Results] [1999 Race Coverage]
Editor's Note: Due to technical difficulties with the digital camera at this event, no additional photos are available.

Duane Dombek leads the way in the Kanawha SF
A slightly cool and humid morning proved to be perfect for the Cystic Fibrosis 5/10K run/walk at Kanawha State Forest in Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 2000. Approximately 75 enthusiastic runners and walkers turned out for this beneficial cause.

The course for the running race began at the pool area of the forest, quickly leading to a series of climbs that racers encountered on the road. The course wound through various inclines, eventually leading to a nice downhill before the finish. Many described this course as challenging yet very rewarding. The beautiful scenery of Kanawha State Forest made the course one to remember. The course for the walkers was level and scenic.

Pounding the pavement in the state forest
The first place overall winner of the running race, with no one else in sight, was Duane Dombek finishing with a time of 38:10. The second place male was Harry C. Bruner, Jr. (40:10) with Gary Smith (40:41) following for the title of third place.

In the female category for the running race, Katherine Kapo took the lead with an impressive time of 45:41. In second place was Christi Woods (48:43) with Deborah Linz (50:11) following for third place.

Congratulations to all of those who finished the challenging course. Thanks goes to all of those people who made this race possible, especially the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. We hope everyone had a good time while contributing to this worthy cause.