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Saturday, September 21, 2013 -- Morgantown, WV / WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital parking lot
September Stride 5K - MAGP #9 (iPO Event Id#: 14599)

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Photo by Todd Latocha
Off and running at the Sept. Stride
Story by Heather Parks with photos by Todd Latocha

Race Director Tom Drudge once again put together a great race with a competitive, yet fun atmosphere for the whole family. Founded in 1993, the September Stride benefits the Richard Rosenbaum Memorial Fund, which assists those with pulmonary diseases. The two-loop, rolling 5K course is designed for fast times around the Ruby Hospital/WVU Stadium area.

The threat of heavy rain kept a few people away this year, but those that did manage to make it had a great time and managed to keep dry.

Photo by Todd Latocha
A smile for the finish
Taking it out hard from the start was local Olympic Trials Qualifier Josh Simpson. Simpson’s goal was to get the win and the course record so he could bring home an extra $100. He achieved just that running alone from the start for the win in 14:59.

Adam Schroer took home second with a 15:55 and Nate King rounded out the top 3 with a 16:25.

On the women’s side recent WVU graduate Aubrey Moskal also ran uncontested with a winning time of 17:27.

Kelsey Markham was second overall female and first WVU Hospital's employee with an 18:41.

Nine time September Stride winner Heather Parks came in third this year with a 19:08.

Photo by Todd Latocha
Fun for the kids, too
The day was polished off with some kids races and other kids activities while everyone waited for the many random prizes to be drawn.

And luckily the rain held off just long enough to get the awards completed for another successful year of the September Stride.