Nearly 100 runners and walkers started their St. Patrick’s Day off on the right foot at the Celtic Knot this past Saturday. People of all ages braved the cold and rain to take part in the 5K, 10K and kids’1K races, with all of the funds raised going to support High Rocks programming at the Hub student café in downtown Lewisburg.
The overall winners for the 5K were Coby Addison in first, Gretchen McDonough in second and Alex Lim in third. The overall winners for the 10K were Jaelynn Parks in first, Heather Greenfield in second and Danielle Stewart in third.
“We deeply appreciate all the folks who came out this morning, despite the weather, to support High Rocks” said Development Manager Kasey Carter. “We know that people have their choice of many activities in region and they chose to come out in support our organization and the leadership opportunities we provide to young people. We could not do what we do without of our amazing donors, volunteers and champions in the community”
High Rocks would also like to thank the local businesses and partner organizations that made the Celtic Knot a success this year. The lead sponsors for the event were The Irish Pub, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center and Med Express. Participants also received goodies and information in their race bags from WVU Extension Office, Greenbrier County Health Department, Med Express and Sunset Berry Farms. A special thanks to Laura Lee at Country Roads Crossfit for leading the pre-race warm up and donating a one month free membership to be given away to one lucky racer.
High Rocks Educational Corporation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, empower and inspire young people in West Virginia. They host year round events for local teenagers in Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Nicholas counties including college trips, service learning overnights, educational summer camps and afterschool programs at their youth centers in Lewisburg and Richwood. For more information on High Rocks, visit highrocks.org or find them on Facebook.
The next race to support High Rocks will be the Possum Trot 5K during the Roadkill Cook-off in Marlinton on Sept. 29.