11th Annual Speedy PD Race for Parkinson's Disease

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - More than seven hundred people gathered at Tuttle Creek State Park Saturday for the 11th annual Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease.

More than $81,000 was raised by donations, sponsorships, and race fees.

The money raised goes to the Meadowlark Parkinson Fund to help support services for the community to improve the quality of life for all those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

With this fund, Meadowlark is able to continue and expand opportunities for education, outreach and much more.

Saturday’s event had more than 50 participants with Parkinson’s Disease and 10 of those completed the 5K event.

“So it’s just a true testament to what people can do when they are living with this disease, that they can..can do amazing things.” Meadowlark Hills Parkinson’s Program leader, Michelle Haub says.

After finishing the race, participants visited the many vendors which included barbeque lunch, refreshments, and even massages to ease muscle pain from the race.

Fastest runners in each age category of this year's 5K race were:
Age 80-89: Marvin Hachmeister and Shirley Maxwell
Age 70-79: Joan Jones and Alan Ames
Age 60-69: Terry Olson and Fred Torneden
Age 50-59: Robert Parish and Shelly Hadley
Age 40-49: Michael Carlson and Tracy Scott
Age 30-39: Kory Cool and Trisha Moore
Age 25-29: Christy Nelson and Charles Prather
Age 18-24: Annie Eller and Chris Melgares
Age 13-17: Caleb Sledd and Michaela Crow
Age 12 and under: Tinley Sims and Caeleb Hutchinson