Rooster Run athletes brave 7-degree weather

By Bev Darr, Hannibal Courier-Post Reporter
Posted: Jan. 28, 2019 2:46 pm

"It was 7 degrees when they started, and some came back with ice in their beards."

Bobi Mathews, Hannibal Jaycees second vice president, said about the people who participated in the Jan 26 Rooster Run.

This annual event was sponsored by the Hannibal Jaycees to benefit the AVENUES organization.

Mathews reported approximately 30 people had registered for the 5K run, and nearly 25 of them took part.

"Originally the run route was supposed to go through Sodalis and Bear Creek, however, Mother Nature had other plans, so the route had to change to using Warren Barrett instead," she said.

The route began and ended at the Jaycees building at South Third and Lyon streets, then went to South Main and Warren Barrett Drive before returning to the Jaycees building.

"The temperatures were an icy cold 7 degrees when the race started, and snow was falling," Mathews added.

Medals were given to the first, second and third place winners in men’s and women’s divisions.

She reported the men winners were Julio J., Ryan H. and Ramon M.

The women’s division winners was Leanne H., Lizzy K. and Hannah P.



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