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Kathryn M. Freeman Race For Ovarian Cancer
Half Marathon and 5-Mile River Walk
November 2, 2013, South Williamsport, PA
The Kathryn M. Freeman Race For Ovarian Cancer, sponsored by Jersey Shore State Bank, took place on November 2, 2013 in South Williamsport, PA.
Stephen Hine from Philadelphia, PA was the first male finisher, with a time of 1:17:41.14, followed by Tyler Welsh from Washingtonville, PA at 1:20:07.31 and JT Thomas from Stewartstown, PA at 1:22.33.82.
Tamara Pavlov from Lewisburg, PA topped the women’s field for the second year in a row, finishing at 1:27:28.45. In second, Heather Welsh from Washingtonville, PA finished with a time of 1:29.37.66, followed by Julie Pentico from Williamsport, PA with a time of 1.34.02.61.
The event was fortunate enough to have 2 ovarian cancer survivors participate in the 5-mile River Walk, Rita Irish from Broadview Heights, OH and Georgena Smith from Danville, PA. Rita made the trip from Ohio for the 2011 and 2012 races as well, as there are not any events dedicated to ovarian cancer in her area.
Many race participants walked or ran in honor of not only these women, but also loved ones fighting ovarian cancer or loved ones who lost their fight with the disease. All race participants and volunteers received shirts that displayed the names of women affected by the disease.
Race organizers were pleased with the increase in race volunteers for the 2013 race. Students from Loyalsock Township High School and South Williamsport High School, as well as many other area residents who simply wanted to help, demonstrated their commitment to community service, dedicating their Saturday to supporting and encouraging participants.
Proceeds from the race benefitted the Susquehanna Health Foundation. Participants set up fundraising pages that raised money for Susquehanna Health Foundation on behalf of their Spirit of Women program, which empowers women to take charge of their own health. The 2012 race raised over $17,500. Race organizers are still tallying fundraising efforts from this year’s race, but they hope to build on last year’s efforts and continue their collaboration with Susquehanna Health.