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June 24, 2001 - 1,300 run, walk, sunbathe for SafeHouse

What: 5K Run/Walk for SafeHouse Denver, Inc.

Where: City Park

When: June 24, 2001

Beneficiary: SafeHouse Denver, Inc.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Sharon Freed

Committee Members: Sarah Geissler, Pete Kane, Sandy Kane, Kristina Matkins, Mary Phillips, Lisa Raehling, Janis Rahn, Brenda Roush, Laurie Saiontz, Robert Sorbel

Music: Leo LaDell Blues Band

Sponsors: News4, Invision Radiology, Johns Mansville, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks Coffee, Andavo Travel, Public Service Credit Union

Attendance: 1,300

Information: 303-318-9959

Event Coordinator: Brenda Roush and The Downing Group


 Lowery Mumford, left, and Julie Tinker were among 70 runners from the state attorney general’s office.
Lowery Mumford, left, and Julie Tinker were among 70 runners from the state attorney general’s office.

By Blacktie Staff

Some race participants were in diapers. Others brought their dogs. Some were politicians, some were lawyers, some were doctors and at least two were pushing 80 years old.

In all, 1,300 people signed up SafeHouse’s annual 5K Run/Walk June 24 in City Park.

As the thermometer headed to 80, runners in four different races (including a Women’s 5K, a Co-ed 5K, a Kids’ 1K and a Diaper Derby) slathered on the sun screen and downed gallons of water.

Top finishers in the Co-ed Race were Bryan Glass with a time of 16.17; Charles Radford, 18.53; George Greco, 19.51. Top women finishers in the Co-ed race were Kathy Masinter, 20; Ashley Harder, 21.50; and Jessica Kall, 22.31.

Winners in the Women’s Race were Susan Bolland, 20.56; Jennifer Ellis, 22.52; and Lisa Chaffee, 22.54.

Attorney General Ken Salazar, Jefferson County District Attorney Dave Thomas and Rep. Diane DeGette, D-Colo., turned out for the race again this year and reiterated their support for SafeHouse’s mission of providing shelter for abused families and increasing community awareness of the effects of domestic violence.

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