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June, 18 2006 - People from all Walks Stampede the Stadium

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More than 1,000 men, women, children and dogs attended the 2006 Stadium Stampede. Getting ready for the run: Brent Wilkenson (left), Kerri Wilkenson, Mark Rehder, Craig Hacke and four-legged friend Beaux. Creigh Kelley of BKB Limited seemed to be everywhere at once as he did a superb job as announcer. The event had many supporters, making it possible for the Saint Joseph's Hospital Foundation to raise money for charity programs at the hosptial.
Saint Joseph's Foundation President and CEO Carl Unrein with the Foundation's Sarah Heil and Pat Barker. Dave Korber, left, with Jerry Korber and Artie Guerrero manned the Wells Fargo sponsor table and generated enthusiastic support. Sharon Nuanes, left, aka Polkadot, with Andy "Snazzy" Parks Members of Vivid Rhythm Angie Slade, left, Kenny Newell and Arlene Hattori sang the National Anthem to kick off the run.
Runners were anxious to start the race. Invesco Field was a great venue for the race as honorary chair Pat Bowlen has partnered with the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation for many years. Jill Yates attended the race with her future runners, Davis, left and Macy (inside carriage.) There were more than 1,000 runners and walkers who came out on Father's Day to support the Foundation.
Romanian runner Luminita Talpos was the top women's finisher, here with her husband Daniel Talpos. Peter Tanui of Kenya and most recently Boulder rounds the last bend to win the men's competition in 15:03. Second place finisher Peter Julian, who is in charge of a race of his own, the 2007 National Cross Country Championships, to be held in Boulder. Peter Tanui has won this race three times.
Members of Vivid Rhythm had the crowd rockin' and rollin'. There was plenty of good food and drink to offer the participants after the race. The free massages helped some of the participants gear down after the race. "Miles" the Bronco was a big hit with the crowd.
Ken Schaefer hones his football throwing skills at the KOA booth after the race. Kids 12 and under got to participate in the Exempla Healthcare 1K event. The bronco statues provided a scenic backdrop to the event. The Huff & Puff 1K Challenge, comprised of current and past pulmonary patients was also a great success.
The Shrek tunnel kept kids busy afte the race. winners of the Huff & Puff challenge: The Lensing family Tracy (left), Kurtis (age 2), Colby (age 5) and Mike. Jimmy Arizola is very proud of his daughter Alicia Arizola who won the kid's race. Part of team Polk Majestic Travel: Stan DiCicco (left), Joni Lane, John Todd, Susanne Todd, Sarah Todd.
Cator Ruma's Jim McDermott, left, with Suzanne Smith, Peggy Schott, Marian Jordan and Emily Smith. Matt Trcka, part of the event steering committee, with volunteers Paul Wertz and Barb Wertz (whose day job is Chief Nursing Officer for Saint Joe's). The metals for the top runners were something to be proud of. Marne Richardson, left, with Leon Halber, Christy Ruskusky, Kevin Ruskunsky and baby Conner Richardson.
Manager of Special Events for Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Marie Adamson, thanked the crowd and led a Father's Day cheer. Taylor Fogg won the girl's` 12 and under age group. Daniel Wright won for the boys in the 12 and under group. Austin Appel won the teen group.
Miles the Bronco congratulates Erin Chlumsky, who won in the women's 25-29 group. Moses Tuon Tun won fhe men's 25-29 age category. Lynda Andros was the winner for the women's 30-34. Rachel Luginbill won from the women's 35-39 group.
Jason Loutitt won the men's 30-34 category. Lance Meachan won for the men's 35-39 group. Sheri Wright took the honors for women 40-44. Helen Hertzog Mang won in the women's 50-54 group.
Dean Bowman won for the men, 55-59. J Gutierrez took honors for men 50-54. Stan Hren was the top runner for men, 60-64. Jim Romero took the top spot for men 65-69.
Connie Ahrnsbrak was the winner for women in the 65-69 category. Don Robinson won the men's 70-79 category. Thomas Higgins was co-winner in the 70-79 category. Harry Mang took top honors in the 80+ group. He ran the 5K in a respectable 40:13.
Maggie Scoffin was the first place walker. The top women's finishers overall were: Lidia Simon (left), second; Faith Bylum, third; Miles, who didn't race but made sure everyone had fun; Paige Higgins, fourth; winner Luminita Talpos, and Deb Conley, USATF's Director of Promotions and Publicity. Top men's finishers: winner Peter Tanui, left; Peter Julian, second; John Supsic, third; Miles; Nelson Laux, fourth; Josh Glaab, fifth, and USATF's Deb Conley. volunteer Paige O'Hagan poses with Miles the Bronco.
Dennis Scharinger, winner of the special Father's Day drawing prize, a beautiful NASCAR leather jacket, and a hug from Miles the Bronco. Kristin Reynolds had her hands full with friends Parker, Maia and black dog Moose. Simulated bungee jumping was one of the fun activities after the race.  
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