Kernville 5K Run rakes in the ‘green’

Photos by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun
Over 70 participants turned out to run and have some St. Patrick’s Day fun in the first annual Kernville Elementary St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run and 5K on Saturday, March 17. Proceeds from participant registration for the event benefited the Kernville Elementary PTC.
The Fun Run portion had the youngest participants running all over Kernville Elementary School in search of lucky coins that “Lucky” the Leprechaun had scattered through out the course (Top picture), while the older runners raced through the streets and up the hills of Kernville (Bottom picture).
Bottom right: The first runner to cross the finish line for the 5K Run was 11-year-old Aspen Hacker (Left), who stopped just long enough to take a photo with “Lucky” the Leprechaun (Right).

KERNVILLE ELEMENTARY ST. PATRICK’S DAY 5K RESULTS

FEMALE OVERALL WINNERS
1- Aspen Hacker time 24:48
(1st overall)
2- Ella Mauer time: 30:30
3- Tisha Acosta time: 30:43

MALE OVERALL WINNERS
1- Gary Smith time: 27:55
2- James Prince time: 28:10
3- Frankie Villani time 28:11

8-10 AGE GROUP
1- Aspen Hacker 24:48
2- James Prince 28:10
3- Ella Mauer 30:30

11-14 AGE GROUP
1- Sebastian Stallone time: 30:26
2- Olivia Wagner time 37:55
3- Trevor Stanton time 44:06

30-39 AGE GROUP
1- Gary Smith time 27:55
2- Joshua Bull time 31:40
3- Kylie Rocha time 35:02

40-49 AGE GROUP
1- Frankie Villani 28:11
2- Tisha Acosta 30:43
3- Kenny Bushling 32:06

50 PLUS AGE GROUP
1- John Stallone 29:44
2- Heather Berry 32:25
3- Danny Wagner 37:55