FPS staff report
July 3, 2012
Over 230 runners and walkers took part Saturday morning in the ever-growing Run for Rosie 5K event in conjunction with the annual Relay for Life fundraiser held Friday and Saturday at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.
The sea of participants ran a course that left the fairgrounds and incorporated a portion of northeast Carrollton, before finishing back at the fairgrounds.
Organizers of the Relay for Life event said race organizers turned over $12,000 collected from the run to add to the overall Relay for Life total. That amount was even after the electronic timing system used for the run was paid for.
Kerri Curry, a 43-year-old runner from New Philadelphia, placed first overall in the female division with a time of 20:08.35. Steve Slates, 48, from Sherrodsville, had the fastest male division time of 18:13.87.
Tonya Howell, lead organizer of the run, said, “We had a lady participate from Kentucky, had four generations of a family participate, Rosie’s ZETA friends from Ohio Northern University took part, and an amazing group from the community “Run for God” trained 12 weeks together with Bible study to compete in their first ever race.”