Brickyard 5k Highlights the Auxiliary's Commemorative Brick Program

Ranging in age from six to 70 years old, 52 people participated in the Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary’s annual 5k to Wellness event on September 9, 2023. This year’s theme was Brickyard 5k to recognize the Auxiliary’s popular commemorative-brick program.

Of the 52 runners sporting their souvenir tee shirts, 20 of them earned engraved bricks for finishing with the fastest times in their respective age categories. They include:

  • Overall Male Finisher, 5k: Caden Barkley
  • Overall Female Finisher, 5k: Lauren (Nikki) Ray
  • Overall Male Finisher, ½ mile: Ethan Rosada
  • Overall Female Finisher, ½ mile: Susie Stinnett
  • Male Age 13 or Younger: (No participants)
  • Female age13 or Younger: Laney Owsley
  • Male age14-19: Evan Barkley
  • Female age14-19: Briana Sanchez
  • Male age 20-29: Alex Hastings
  • Female age 20-29: Brooke Komor
  • Male age 30-39: Brad Barkley
  • Female age30-39: Jessica Barkley
  • Male age40-49: Chris Jordan
  • Female age 40-49: Megan Clark
  • Male age 50-59: Dave Hurley
  • Female age 50-59: Kim Hurley
  • Male age 60-69: Mark Hopping
  • Female age 60-69: Annette Bellm
  • Male age 70+: (No participants)
  • Female age 70+: Sharon Quirk

“I think the men, women, and kids who participated this year had a lot of fun and enjoyed the new course we laid out on the Wellness Path around the hospital,” said Julie Boente, Co-Coordinator of the 5K. The Wellness Path is open to the public year-round.

“A big part of the success of this year’s race comes from our sponsors.” They included Advanced Eye Care, Amcon Distributors, Boente Shell, Donnewald Distributors, Carlinville Eye Care, P.C., Four Seasons Distributors, Hallmark Healthcare, Macoupin County Family Practice Centers, LLP, R. E. Erwin Gutters, Monster Energy, Pepsi Company of St. Louis, Ronnoco Coffee, Springfield Clinic/Carlinville, The Cottages at Carlinville, and The Village at Morse Farm. “Their support helped us provide the souvenir tee shirts, the bottled water and snacks, the medals and trophies, and other prizes, all of which made this a safe and enjoyable event, as well as a step toward fitness.”

“We extend our thanks to our vendors, as well,” said Co-Coordinator Sarah Beck. “The Cubby Hole, Hubrich Custom Designs, and West Events & Co. gave our 5K a special look and feel. Their productions will continue to be a source of fun and pride for our participants and staff well after September 9.”

“One more group deserves recognition” echoed Boente and Beck. “That’s our race-day volunteers who assisted with set-up, registration and check-in, time-keeping, guide assistance along the route, and clean-up.”

“As long as we have partners like these sponsors, vendors, and volunteers, we’ll continue to have an exciting, successful 5K to Wellness each year,” said Beck. “The Auxiliary netted almost $1,000 from this year’s race. And, like all Auxiliary fund-raising money, it will go to enhance the high level of healthcare provided by Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics.”

Posted in News on Sep 21, 2023