Thumb Runabouts Memorial Day Race

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May. 24, 2008

Thumb Runabouts Memorial Day Race
Bad Axe, MI
28th ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY ROAD RACE IN BAD AXE
The Thumb Runabouts in cooperation with Smith Distributing brought 76 runners and walkers to the Thumb Area on Saturday May 24th for a 5K walk and run and a 10K Run. There was a total of 37 runners for the 5K and 28 for the 10K and 11 Walkers. It was our 28th annual Memorial Day Run and Walk. This race is now dedicated to the honor of Pat Kellerman who was a dedicated runner in the area. The race was originated by Pat along with other members of the Thumb Run Abouts.
The first race was held in 1981 in conjunction with the Memorial Day Festival that was started by the community of Bad Axe. The 2008 10 K first place winners were Alan Gabalis and Ann Gaske. 5K first place winners were Jeremy Pawlowski and Crystal Schaible. The first place walker for men was Rod Craig and for the women was Christine Ryan.
The first place 5K, 10K and Walkers both male and females were awarded with trophies. First, Second and Third place in each age group received a medal. Smith Distributing and Thumb Run Abouts are the chief sponsor of this race.
Also, the Fair Board once again let us use the grounds to finish the race. The race started as it always has at the Bad Axe Junior High School and ran through out the edge of Bad Axe. Next years race will again be held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
Record holders for the 5 K are Tim Brown - 15:34 in 1983 and Katie Kelly - 18:55 in 2004.
Record holders for the 10K are Chris Daniels 1983 and Pat McGinnis 1984 - 32:45 and Georgeann Haviland - 38:25 in 1985.
THUMB RUNABOUTS MEMORIAL DAY RACE 2008
5K results

Males Place Time Females Place Time
10 & Under
Celia Hardeman 32nd 36:58

11-14
Jeremy Pawlowski 1st 19:26 Crystal Schaible 8th 25:40
Justin Gasta 11th 26:27 Mary Ellen Yaklic 15th 27:34
Toria Kanaby 16th 27:38
Jennifer pawlowski 20th 28:29
Jacquelyn Gasta 30th 35:58
Hannah Hardimen 43rd 45:01

15-17
None None


18-19
None None

20-24
None Mallory McCracken 28th 34:53

25-29
Garrett Jurges 2nd 19:47 Rebecca Hood 31st 36:20
Jason Hood 9th 25:54
David Majeski 14th 27:09

30-34
None None

35-39
Timothy Davis 6th 23:42 Annmarie Kwiatkowski 17th 27:45
Rich Klosowski 34th 39:04 Tricia Fritz 19th 28:08
Tammy Klosowski 35th 39:27

40-44
None None

45-49
Reed Swanson 4th 21:13 Shelley Wiederhold 29th 35:20
Doris Bart 40th 45:04


50-54
Chuck Haertel 3rd 20:26 Jodnnd Richardson 18th 27:52
Jim Deming 10th 26:20
Jim Zulauf 21st 28:46
Fred Bart 22nd 29:40

55-59
Don Lynch 5th 22:46 Sue Mott 27th 33:23
David Murphy 7th 23:49
Robert Majeski 25th 31:02

60-64
Harry Gabalis 24th 30:20 None

65-60
George Boursaw 13th 26:45
Aubrey Terbrack 23rd 29:53

70 and over
Melvyn Adelman 36th 41:48


10 K results
Males Place Time Females Place Time
10 and under
None None

11-14
None None

15-17
Nicholas Pawlowski 6th 42:30 None

18-19
None None

20-24
Ryan Mazure 15th 46:02 None

25-29
Scott Mazure 14th 46:02 None
Mike Klosowski 17th 50:44

30-34
Gabriel Fall 9th 44:10 None

35-39
Alan Gabalis 1st 38:17 Lisa Mausolf 16th 49:12
Jeff lubeski 8th 43:01

40-44
None Ann Gasta 10th 44:56

45-49
Larry Kanaby 2nd 38:42 Ellynne volmering 12th 45:05
Brad Volmering 3rd 29:54
Dale Ernst 5th 40:48
Nick VaLore 13th 45:17
James L. Jones 22nd 53:17

50-54
Lasher 7th 42:43 None
John Buday 11th 45:01
Brian Larive 20th 52:17
Pete Buccos 21st 53:08

55-59
Tim Flues 4th 40:41 Linda Flues 26th 1:00:24
Tom Ryan 19th 51:23
Bill Ahrens 23rd 54:05
Jim Brennan 24th 54:47

60-64
None None

65-69
Norman Hart 18th 51:05 Betxy Light 27th 1:14:11
Floyd Light 25th 57:06

70 and over
None None

Walkers(5K only)
Males Place Time Females Place Time
45 and Under
Anesa Ruthig 41st 45:06 None
Kay Particka 42nd 46:38

46 and up
Rod Craig 12th 26:44 Christine Ryan 33rd 37:37
Tom Belford Jr. 26th 32:45 Janine Kravetz 38th 43:17
Mike Lupinski 37th 43:03 Glenn Thomas 39th 43:30
Jay Motz 45th 48:18 Mary Motz 44th 48:17
Dan dobberstein 46th 52:50

Bad Axe, MI