The more than 400 men, women and children who participated in the final Mississippi River Run across the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge at Hannibal ignored the early-morning heat on Saturday, Aug. 23, as they ran or walked across the river and through part of Hannibal.
The more than 400 men, women and children who participated in the final Mississippi River Run across the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge at Hannibal ignored the early-morning heat on Saturday, Aug. 23, as they ran or walked across the river and through part of Hannibal. “I was surprised by the number of people we had come out in this kind of heat,” said Ginny Webb, director of marketing with the sponsoring Hannibal Clinic Health Services. “We were hoping for a much cooler day, but we were hit by a hot day. We were happy to see this many people come out for the community initiative this money will go to support.” A fund-raiser for the Hannibal Clinic Health Services, this was the ninth and final river run scheduled across the Mississippi. Webb explained why this annual event will not continue. “The federal highway administration is asking for runs like this to not happen on interstate highways anymore,” she said. “So in order to ensure the safety of our runners, we needed to make this the last year. “This is my fourth year as race director, and it is bittersweet to see it end, but I understand why it has to end,” Webb said. The people met at the Y Men’s Pavilion on Hill Street in downtown Hannibal for a ride to the Illinois side of the bridge. After crossing the bridge, those doing the 10K run continued on Harrison Hill and through Riverview Park before returning to the pavilion. The people doing the 5K run/walk - which Webb said were the majority of participants – crossed the bridge, then went east on Mark Twain Avenue to the finish line at the Y Men’s Pavilion. Details about all the participants are available on the website, racesonline.com See photo gallery on hannibal.net for more pictures. Men and women who finished in first, second and third place, respectively, were: • 5K Overall Paul Swisher, Nicholas Mudd and Adam Duesterhaus Kristen Yakle, Carrie Danner and Leeann Beard • 5K Masters Mace Colgrove, Brian Pahlman and Bill Robb Jennifer Miller, Leslie Geschwandner and Lynn Hillman • 10K Overall Eric Davis, Ryan Kappner and Ryan Constable Marisa Ellison, Autumn Smith and Deonna Sekikawa • 10K Masters Scott Bridgeman, Lorc Weir and Eric Shover Kim Bouyea, Jessica Moore and Mary Lynne Richards 5K age divisions • Ages 5-9 Karson Westhoff, Connor Bross and Drew Porter Lily Gander, Laura Noland and Azlynn Wilson • 10 – 14 Derke Calhoon, Charlie Hirner and Jacob Bell Gracie Bross, Audrey Noland and Kaitlyn Kelley • 15 – 19 Valik Ronk, Josh Hayeslip and George Stubbs Ashley Ayo, Rachel Synder and Julia Lebasa • 20 – 24 Edward Gregg and Curtis Bramblett Whitney Creech, Rachel Colborn and Macy Bross • 25 – 29 Myles Vance, Jacob Herzog and Kyle Korb Claire Ewersmann, Paige Stuart and Erin Wright • 30 – 34 Kevin Lollar, Justin Ehrlich and Brandon Rollins Sheila Parkhill, Alicia Rollins and Jennifer Morris • 35 – 39 Heath Otte, Corey Winking and Brian Shattick Shannon Wilson, Brooke Kelly and Kristen Kendall Masters • 40 – 44 Grey Straus, Bob Heiden and Kenneth Foster Monica Mast, Nicole Scranton and Michele Dungan • 45 – 49 Jeff Locke, Mark Danner and Jeff Curl Jennifer Winking, Brenda Juette and Vikki Stuart • 50 – 54 Steven Voss, Mark Yager and Bill Dixon Robin Bell, Hilary Mossell and Diana Baumann • 55 – 59 James Smith, Jim Shumake and Mark Baumann Liza Blue, Diana Cote and Debbie Devlin • 60 – 64 Michael Saul, Bill Tooey and Lindell Shumake Cindi Schnelle, Carol Huston amd Meryle Dexheimer • 65 – 69 Tom Taylor Farrell Church, Judy Kaylor and Michele Daniels • 70-99 Mervin Sharkey, Michael Bukstein and John Flaspohler Dorothy Flaspohler, Donna Davis and Esther Kermoade 10K • Ages 25-29 Mark Porter, Colin Jones and Kyle Englehardt Katie Cashman, Aimee Gregg and Shylee Bentley • 30-34 Jeriod Turner, Zac Lish and Raymond Gaines Monica Clayton and Angela Burton • (No ages 35-39 reported) • 40-44 Brian Voelkel, Lonnie Krantz and Jarrett Porter Marlene Rodenbaugh, Kathy Quinn and Carla Northcutt • 45-49 Damon Vincent • 50-54 Tom Batenhorst, Greg Pietroburgo and David Mobley Linda Pietroburgo and Kelly Grote • 55-59 Jim Thornton, Kevin Tripp and Joe McGarry Sarah Bradley, Judy Seibert and Sallie Fischer • 60-64 Glen Phillips, Marlin Rempfer and Russ Reynolds • 65-69 Sam Giamanco • 70-99 Robert Chriscinske and Michael Yelton