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
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.
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.