More than 55 runners from Oak Ridge and Morgan, Roane, Anderson, and Knox counties competed in the Third Annual Oak Ridge Schools STOMP OUT Tobacco 5k on Saturday, May 20. The focus of the event was to encourage physical activity throughout the community while raising awareness to the dangers of tobacco use, a press release said.
Jacob Price of Oak Ridge was the first place male overall winner with a time of 21:24.9. The female overall winner was Amanda Seal of Knoxville with a time of 25:09.9.
The 5k took place on the Grove Center Course that started at Randolph Road. ASAP of Anderson County and Premiere Martial Arts set up at the registration site to provide information regarding their agencies. Breakfast items and water were provided by Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health partnership with Anderson County Health Department. Chick-Fil-A was also on site to provide fruit cups to the first 50 participants to cross the finish line.
“We would like to thank all of the participants who came out to support our program,” the press release said. “We would also like to thank our sponsors, Anderson County Health Department, Healthier TN Communities #activeandersontn, ASAP of Anderson County, Chick-fil-A, Thredz of Knoxville, and Oak Ridge Track Club. The generosity of ours sponsors allowed all Oak Ridge School students and employees to participate free of charge.
“We would like to thank Tom Sauer, Reagan Beard, Katie Bolling, Michael Laurendine, Adam Guinn, Dorn Kile, Morgan Paul, Joshua Scott, Officer John Criswell, and the other members of Oak Ridge Police Department for volunteering their time Saturday morning.”
Tennessee Coordinated School Health connects physical, emotional, and social health with education through eight inter-related components, the press release said. This coordinated approach improves students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities, and schools working together, the release said. Coordinated School Health works with many partners to address school health priorities.
For more information, images, and 5k race results, visit www.oakridgetrackclub.org.
Article and photos submitted by Jenifer Laurendine, Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health
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