Second race draws healthy crowd

Published 11:47 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

Approximately 78 men, women, boys and girls ran, walked or even wheeled in the second annual Run Through the Heart 5K and Youth Fun Run, which took place the morning of May 20 at Robinson Park on Duke Street in Windsor.

Coming in first was Southampton High School freshman Luke Foreman with a time of 20:33. The Sedley resident said he’s been participating in races since eighth grade.

This event was a fundraiser for the Woman’s Club of Windsor. The race is being organized by both Kim Garrett, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee for the Woman’s Club and Mischelle Goodman, the owner of Anytime Fitness in Windsor.

According to Garrett, the proceeds from the event will be used to work with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia to bring their Backpack Program to Windsor Elementary School. The Backpack Program provides healthy, nutritious food to needy children to take home on Fridays. The Woman’s Club has made addressing childhood hunger one of their priorities for the club year. A Fun Run for little children was set up nearby, complete with an obstacle course and bounce house. Medals were presented for their running.