RTI 5K Great Pumpkin Run
October 22, 2015 Share

RTI 5K Great Pumpkin Run

By Sam Hughes

RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Last Saturday, Oct. 17, RTI held its 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5K. There were about 200 runners this year. The run was to raise money for the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center(CAC).

The 5K raised more than $10,000 for the DeKalb CAC. Pam Willingham, the director of the race, said “,RTI 5K Committee chose the Children’s Advocacy Center because we believe in the CAC’s program and their efforts to help abused children in their time of need when they feel they have nowhere else to turn.  With the CAC being a non-profit organization we realize the need the CAC has with funding to ensure that the children get the proper care and attention they need.”

The overall winners of the 5K were Gracie Groat from Fort Payne and Ben Anderson from Fort Payne. There was also a costume competition for the race and the winners for this include Kyle Brown (as Forest Gump) and Tabitha, Taylor, and Trinity Cook in the children’s costume competition.

RTI had help from Liz Wheatley and the Children’s Advocacy Center Staff, Plainview Science Club, and Boy Scout Troop 96. The race committee included Pam Willingham (race director), Lara little, Andrea Gregory, Sandra Tatum, LaDon Baldwin, Thomas Wilson, Dianne Peppers, Janet Love, Penny Galloway, Kevin List, David Formby and Jason Little.

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