Eighty-two individuals signed up to participate in the Andrea’s Army 5K on Saturday, May 4, sponsored by Centerville’s Followers In Motion group. Although the weather attempted to put a damper on the event, many showed up to enjoy the 3.1 miles run/walk to benefit Andrea Spears and her battle with cancer. From the sound of the starting horn, sounded by Andrea and her children, the rain cleared for the entirety of the event. Runners were escorted by law enforcement officers Jonathan O’Guin and Cody Woods and were provided bottled water and refreshments courtesy of Community First Bank and FIM. Chris Hughes, with Four Seasons, worked with FIM on designing and making shirts for the event.
Winning runners for the 5K were Logan Hill (22:08), David Rivers (24:47), and Cole Anderson (25:00).
One thousand, five hundred dollars was raised by this event in addition to funds raised by the benefit at the Armory. Thank you to all participants and volunteers for helping make the event successful.
*Pictured with the Spears family are the winners of the 5K.
We are so excited about this event. We are donating to Vanderbilt’s Children Hospital with all the proceeds. We are adding a 5K to the back end of the Split making it a ride, run, ride. We are also offering a new Relay Team option. 2 or 3 people can now team up to slay the Beast and become the Split Relay Champions. We also have a King of the Mountain prize for the fastest up the Beast (must have Strava). We look forward to this awesome event and we hope you put us on your calendar.