Manheim man takes first place at Santa Run

By on December 7, 2016
According to the organizer, there were 384 contestants at this year’s Santa Run 5K.

According to the organizer, there were 384 contestants at this year’s Santa Run 5K. (Photos by Alan Johnson)

 

Manheim’s second annual Santa Run 5K took place on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Manheim Lions Club. The race began and ended in Market Square.

Chris McCabe, of Manheim, was the overall first place finisher, with a chip time of 15:23.1. McCabe has had a great year. He also came in first in the Freshburst 5K, and second in the Pretzel Twist 5K.

 

Chris McCabe - first place winner

Chris McCabe – first place winner

 

Lindsey Mousetis, of Ephrata, came in first among the female runners (sixth place overall), with a chip time of 17:57.3.

Lindsey Mousetis

Lindsey Mousetis

Race organizer Nancy Husser, said there were 384 runners.

“It was a huge success. We used a new course this year and we got a lot of positive feedback on that,” Husser said. “Everything went smoothly and a lot of the runners were pleased at how well organized everything was. Most said they would be back next year.”

A detailed list of race results can be viewed at appliedracemgmt.com/manheim-santa-run-5k/.

Gianna Bernat, 6, was the second youngest runner in the race. Her dad, Elijah, ran with her. They reside in Manheim.

Gianna Bernat, 6, was the second youngest runner in the race. Her dad, Elijah, ran with her. They reside in Manheim.

 

Officers Ryan Yarnell and Adam Webb had a udderly amazing time.

Officers Ryan Yarnell and Adam Webb had a udderly amazing time.

 

Jami Buhler (far right), came in fourth in the female 40-49 bracket.

Jami Buhler (far right), came in fourth in the female 40-49 bracket.

 

Nikole Laros, Melissa Nolt, Job Campbell, and an unidentified friend, really got into the costumed spirit of the Santa Run.

Nikole Laros, Melissa Nolt, Job Campbell, and an unidentified friend, really got into the costumed spirit of the Santa Run.

 

Theodore Bieniosek, who finished ninth overall, didn’t seem to mind the chill one bit.

Theodore Bieniosek, who finished ninth overall, didn’t seem to mind the chill one bit.

 

BONUS PHOTOS by Alan Johnson

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