Third Annual Connerton Challenge Proceeds Benefit Tampa’s Operation Helping Hand and Produces Impressive, Fun Results
LAND O’LAKES, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2016) − Whether running for fun or seriously competing in sanctioned USA Track & Field (USATF) events, the third annual Connerton Challenge 10K, 5K and Kids’ Fun Run held on Saturday, Nov. 5 produced impressive results both on and off the course.
100 participants started the race from Club Connerton, the community’s centerpiece, and followed the course throughout this beautiful, master-planned community where nature and conservation abound.
The certified USATF course was perfect for runners to record their times and establish a personal best. For others, the event was ideal for a fun run to challenge their distance ability or just exercise in the brisk, fall weather.
All runners received Connerton Challenge race medals and t-shirts, and top finishers in all age groups received trophies. All 10K and 5K runners were entered into a raffle for prizes, gift certificates, electronics and more.
Top finishers included:
Men’s 5K Men’s 10k
Women’s 5k Women’s 10k
Shannon Thompson Evan Evans
Isabella Pawloski Jennifer Glickman
For the third year, Operation Helping Hand, the event’s beneficiary, received a $1,000 donation from Connerton. Operation Helping Hand is a project of the Tampa Chapter of Military Officers Association of America. The volunteer organization helps the families of wounded and injured veterans during their stay in Tampa Bay.
Thanks to the following financial sponsors for their support of the third annual Connerton Challenge:
Wayne O’Brien State Farm® Insurance Agency
Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce
Air Hawk Heating & Cooling
Ierna’s Heating & Cooling
Cornerstone Pros – Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical Laker/Lutz News