Centennial Celebration 5K fun run results

Fun Run

More than 60 runners participated in the 5K Fun Run despite inclement weather.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 09:34 AM.

By Josh Dailey

On behalf of the Port St Joe High School Football team we want thank the more than 60 runners who braved the rain to come and make the 5K Fun Run a great success.  We also want to thank the numerous volunteers and sponsors who all contributed to a successful event.

Thanks so much to Mike Lacour and the Centennial Celebration committee for letting us administer the 5K run. They were very helpful with the advertising by posting our race information to the event website. Also special thanks to Don Butler and Mark Cothran for setting up the flashing sign with our event information. The Gulf County Chamber and The Star also helped us with advertise for the race. Tracy Browning also assisted in advertising by passing out banners. Wayne Taylor made the flyers and also posted information about the race on the school website. The Gulf County TDC provided the goodie bags, water proof cases, lip balm and visitor guides.

Police Chief David Barnes and his department were very helpful in assisting with traffic control at the start of the race. The firehouse was also generous enough to let us use their facilities for registration. The Salvation Army also showed their support by showing up to distribute waters.

We want to thank student volunteers: Tyler Worley, Joel Cummings, Bryce Godwin, Austin Nobles, Rainee Nobles, Brayden Dailey and Caleb Odum. I really appreciate their great attitudes and commitment despite having to wake up so early on a stormy day to help prepare for the 5K. They helped out with various tasks and worked hard keeping the runners hydrated at the refreshment stations set up along the race path. I’m very proud of these students and their hard work and dedication shows a lot about their strong character.

Our adult volunteers were Kayla Dailey, Sissy Worley, Courtney Cummings, Bobby Nobles, Terri Browning, Chuck Gannon, Jo Heimbuch and Sherry Thacker. They helped out with registration, preparing the food and monitoring at intersections. Their willingness to help out with whatever we asked of them was so very much appreciated. I would also like to give a special thanks to my father-in-law, Brian Heimbuch, who helped coordinate the race and was instrumental in its success. We are already looking forward to planning another race. 

I would like to acknowledge all of our sponsors who helped support the event:  Raffield Fisheries, Inc., Joe Mama’s Wood Fired Pizza, Hannon Insurance Agency, Gaddis Construction, Wood’s Fisheries, Inc., St. Joe Rent all, Inc., Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union, Bell Foundation Company and Dodson Appraisals. The Piggly Wiggly of Apalachicola provided all of the drinks, bananas and oranges for after the race.

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