Run, run, Rudolph! (and Santa, and elves…)

By on December 5, 2018

Photos by Kirk Neidermyer


Manheim Lions Club hosted the fourth annual Manheim Santa Run & Walk 5K Saturday morning, Dec. 1. The race began and ended in historic Market Square.

Nearly all of the 250 participants were decked out in holiday gear, ranging from race-issued Santa costumes, to reindeer, and elves; even the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who made an appearance.

The top male and female finishers, Steven Gergely and Meg Griffith, both hail from Manheim.

First place finisher Steven Gergely, of Manheim, crosses the finish line.


Meg Griffith, of Manheim, was the first place female finisher.


The top 20 finishers were:

  1. Steven Gergely, Manheim 18:01.9
  2. Zachary Sanders 18:07.9
  3. Cory Texter, Willow Street 18:36.5
  4. Jake Forgione, Lititz 18:37.3
  5. Corby Burkholder, Manheim 18:38.6
  6. Meg Griffith, Manheim 19:06.9
  7. Arielle Breuninger, Lancaster 19:24.9
  8. Colby Richard, Lititz 19:48.1
  9. Greta Stoner, Manheim 19:53.3
  10. Asher Stein, Landisville 20:20.9
  11. Mason Caleca, Lititz 20:23.8
  12. Steve Dziedziak 20:35.4
  13. John Breuninger, Lancaster 20:42.9
  14. Ayden Thomas, Elizabethtown 20:51.1
  15. Justin Reber, Manheim 21:01.9
  16. Daniel Shelly, Manheim 21:02.4
  17. Milana Breuninger, Lancaster 21:07.2
  18. Steve Dziedziak, 21:21.9
  19. Elizabeth Young, Lancaster 21:22.6
  20. Tim King, Manheim 21:23.9

Full results can be found online at


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