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Eleventh Annual “Go Play in the Street”

 The eleventh-annual 2017 “Go Play in the Street! 5K Run/Walk and Mile Fun Run/Walk” was held Saturday, October 14 in Greenfield, IL. There were 51 registered participants, along with 12 children (3- to 8-years old) who registered for the fifth-annual “Tot Trot.” Since 2016, all net proceeds (to date $6,000) are donated to Siteman Cancer Center, in support of cancer research.

Overall male winner of the 2017 5K was Shannon Seaton, 19, of Greenfield, with a time of 21:55. Overall female winner was Megan Clark, 34, of Greenfield, in 22:54.

This year’s honorary “pace-setters” – who led the runners through the 3.1 mile course – are a mother/daughter team: cancer survivors Esther Arnold of Wrights, diagnosed with kidney cancer in June, 2016; and her daughter Tina Arnold Sorrells, Patterson, a one-year breast cancer survivor. They were driven through the course in a 1965 Mustang convertible driven by Bob Thaxton, formerly of Greenfield, also a cancer survivor.

“Ainsley’s Angels” participated in the 5K for the second year. This philanthropic group makes it possible for disabled children to experience the joy and freedom of “running.” As they sprint through the course, the “angels” push the children in racing chairs. Medal-winning racers Amy Martin and Rachel Antle represented “Ainsley’s Angels” this year.

During the awards ceremony, participants enjoyed Alfonso’s pizza, along with bagels, fruit, chocolate milk and water, served by Deanna Loepker, Cheryl Canavan and Marcia Price from Carrollton Bank. Medals were presented to the top female and male finishers (Clark and Seaton); and to the first- and second-place finishers in each age category. Everyone received a finisher’s medal and technical running shirt commemorating their participation.

This event would not be possible without the enormous generosity of our civic-minded local businesses: Randy Fergurson Insurance, exclusive sponsor of the “Tot Trot;” Boyd Healthcare Services; Campbell Publications; Bounce Back at Jerseyville Manor; Gable Family Pharmacy; Killion Communications Consultants; Charity Southern Baptist Church; LPL Financial, David C. Cary; Hamel Chiropractic Clinic; Pyatt’s Autobody; J&K Furniture; Carrollton Bank, Carrollton branch; United Community Bank, Greenfield; Bev’s Baskets and Bows; Alfonso’s Pizza; JCH Wellness Center; John R. Williams, State Farm Insurance agent, Carrollton; Central Illinois Communication Services (CILCOMM); Pharmacy Plus of Carrollton and White Hall; Shields-Bishop Funeral Home; C&K Collision Center; Shade Lumber Co.; Sloan Implement, White Hall; Joyce Auction; Whitworth-Horn-Goetten Insurance Agency, Carrollton; and, BJC Hospice, Serving Jersey, Greene and Calhoun.

The annual “Go Play in the Street!” event is hosted by the “Just Good Friends” fundraising team of Linda and Pete Davis, Paul Fansler, Julie and David George, and Patty Thaxton. They extend their thanks to all the sponsors, to race timer Dan Bishop, photographer Susan Lansaw, and to our dedicated team of volunteers: Esther Arnold, Sharon Custer, Pat Garner, Marilyn Loy, Angela Meyer, Rose Mary Rives, Laura Schild, Lisa Thompson and Heather Towell.

2017 “Go Play in the Street! 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk” Results
(overall rank) time, name, address, age

(1) 21:55, Shannon Seaton, Greenfield, 19; (3) 22:54, Megan Clark, Greenfield, 34

Women 13 and under

(7) 25:13, Braylee Gilmore, Carlinville, 13; (21) 36:55, Elizabeth Wright, Greenfield, 7; (25T) 41:09, Rachel Armold, Greenfield, 13; (25T) 41:09, Annabeth Thornton, Greenfield, 9

Women 14 – 19
(23) 40:39 Paige White, Greenfield, 15

Women 20 - 29
(5) 24:33, Kristen Bishop, Greenfield, 24; (9T) 26:05, Amy Martin, Murrayville, 25; (16) 31:12 Kate Lansaw, Nashville, TN, 28

Women 30 - 39
(9T) 26:05, Rachel Antle, Jacksonville, 34; (12) 27:46, Nikki Pembrook, Greenfield, 37; (17) 31:53, Maggie Kuykendall, Hettick, 35; (24) 40:50, Mary Wright, Greenfield, 35; (31) 48:02, Sara Thornton, Greenfield, 38; (37T) 51:10 Tami White, Greenfield, 38; (37T) 51:10, Tiffany White, Greenfield, 30; Kera Bishop, Greenfield, 35

Women 40 - 49
(8) 25:35 Julie Williams, Greenfield, 40; (14) 28:24, Rebecca Bishop, Greenfield, 49; (15) 28:25, Dominique Seymoure, Greenfield, 41; (35) 50:05, Michele Tuey, Greenfield, 45; Jen Stuart, Greenfield, 41; Courtney Walker, Greenfield, 40; Bethany Vignone, Greenfield, 42

Women 50 - 59
(30) 44:43 Theresa Walden, Rockbridge, 50; (32T) 49:02, Anita Larson, Hanover, 50; Jonella Rolando, Greenfield, 57

Women 60 – 69
(20) 32:55, Robyn McClelland, Greenfield, 60; (27) 41:27, Ruth Voiles, Marion, 61; (28) 41:59, Brenda Loveless, Hettick, 63; (32T) 49:02, Teresa Smith, Greenfield, 61; (34) 49:06, Alice Dodson, Greenfield, 68; (36) 50:06, Ida Cox, Greenfield, 61

Men 13 and Under
(6) 25:01, Brayden Roberts, Greenfield, 11; (18) 32:37, Alex Schild, Greenfield, 12; (19) 32:48, Michael Wright, Greenfield, 10

Men 20 - 29
(22) 37:17 Tony White, Greenfield, 23

Men 40 - 49
(2) 22:05, Greg Watson, Carrollton, 47

Men 50 - 59
(11) 26:13, Stewart Seaton, Greenfield, 59; (29) 44:41, Sam Walden, Rockbridge, 56

Men 60 - 69
(4) 24:27, Jim McClelland, Greenfield, 60

Men 70+
(13) 28:05, Burt Hemken, Walshville, 72
One Mile Fun Run
Sharon Albrecht, Greenfield; Candy Dowland, Greenfield; Callie Dowland Springman, Jerseyville; Abigail Towell, Greenfield