The 2015 Kathryn M. Freeman Race for Ovarian Cancer was a magnificent success, with participants celebrating the 5th anniversary of the event by wearing Halloween costumes while running through South Williamsport, Williamsport and Loyalosock on Saturday, October 31, 2015. In the women’s half marathon division, top honors went to Tamara Pavlov from Lewisburg, PA, the 1st place finisher at 1:29:17.38. Tamara also won the 2012 and 2013 races. She was followed by Hollie Schuster from Williamsport, PA at 1:30:18.63 and Sunni Snyder from Northumberland, PA at 1:39:23.12. On the men’s side, Steve Templin from Muncy, Pa was the 1st place finisher at 1:23:51.15; followed by Dillion Durnick at 1:24:24.62 and Jerry Harrington from Port Matilda, PA at 1:26:16.35.
In addition to the half marathon, this was the first year for the “Almost a Quarter Marathon” race.  In the past, this distance was not timed and mainly enjoyed by walkers, but over the years runners have requested for the shorter distance to be timed. Ryan Mchale from Lewisburg, PA took first place in the inaugural distance with a time of 51:14.87, followed by Dan Alsia at 52.55.27 and Steve Sorage from Montoursville, PA at 1:01:10.66. Kim Cassel from Montoursville, PA led the women with a time of 54:14.36, followed by Jennifer Mchale from Lewisburg, PA at 54:21.12 and Katie Bill at 55:59.75.

The event was fortunate enough to have 3 ovarian cancer survivors participate. Kathy Huling from Williamsport, PA, Diana McCarty from Montoursville, PA and Georgena Smith from Sunbury, PA came out for the Almost a Half Marathon walk. All three of these women demonstrated their resilience, bringing their ovarian cancer battles to the attention of the Susquehanna Valley. 

Another very special group came out to honor Linda Philbin, who passed away from ovarian cancer just 2 weeks before the race. Her friends, family and coworkers came out in droves to celebrate her memory by walking, fundraising and raising awareness, demonstrating it is not only the thousands of women who suffer from and succumb to ovarian cancer who are affected by this disease, but their families and communities as well. So many of Linda’s loved ones came out the morning of the race that the race director actually ran out of finisher medals. However participants did not seem to mind, as they knew the courage of Linda’s family was much more important than receiving a medal.


Photos from the 2015 Race
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