Kornerstone 5K event raises $2,300 for teen program

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Participants in Kornerstone's 5K Run/Walk event, which was held Sept. 17 at the Cassville Aquatic Park, take off after being given the green light. Now in its third year, and gaining ground each year, the annual community event is held to raise funds for the organization's teen parent advocacy program. Photo by Jennifer Whitham

Nance and Lindley named female and male overall winners

Kornerstone, Inc., a Shell-Knob based advocacy organization for pregnant and parenting teens, reported that its third annual Kornerstone Kares for Kids 5K Run/Walk was a huge success, raising over $2,300 for its program, which serving teens in Barry County.

The race was held Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Cassville Aquatic Center, and timed by Ozark Racing Systems of Springfield. Participants reported the course was a challenging one winding through the rural countryside.

Female overall winner of Kornerstone's 5K Run/Walk event, held Sept. 17, was Jill Nance with a time of 27:53, and male overall winner was Ben Lindley, with a time of 20:49. Photo by Jennifer Whitham

The overall male winner and female winner were each given trophies, and the first, second, and third male and female finishers in each age category were presented medals.

Male overall winner was Ben Lindley, with a time of 20:49, female overall winner was Jill Nance (27:53).

Male first place winners in their age group were: Devon Bailey, Cory Sanders, Michael Straley, Jesse Durossette, Michael Atwood and Brian Walsh.

Female first place winners in their age group were: Madison Fulp, Ariel Sanders, Kami Renkoski, Natalie Lindley, Cynthia Hughes and Sharon Snavely.

Snow cones and face painting were offered during the event, and over 15 door prizes were awarded to participants.

Kornerstone would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the event, including Kornerstone board members Chuck and Judy Luney, Shelly Davison, ReGina McIlrath, Tari Underwood and Mark Davis.

They would also like to thank the Cassville Police department, Nancy Silver, Debbie Moen, Dee Wagahoff, Laurie Willis and Mary Gates for traffic control, water and snow cone support. A special thanks to Scott and Jake Whitham for leading the race, Jennifer Whitham for photography and doula Lisa Miller for face painting.

The 5K event is held annually by Kornerstone, Inc.. All proceeds from the event go to support the teen parent program.

For more information about the event, go to: www.kornerstoneinc.org race photos 2016, or email: admin@kornerstoneinc.org.