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Wags and Whiskers race raises funds for local Humane Society

Wags and Whiskers race raises funds for local Humane Society
December 19
15:17 2021

Despite the chilly weather last Saturday, more than 30 runners and a few dogs participated in the seventh annual Wags and Whiskers 5K and Furry Fun Run benefiting the Stephens County Humane Society.

Debbie Sheets and LeAnn Jones, both of Stephenville, cross the finish line with their dogs in the 5K race last Saturday. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The fundraising event took place in the Breckenridge City Park on Saturday morning, Dec. 11. Twenty-five runners competed for medals in the 5K, and several others ran in the shorter Fun Run.

All proceeds from the race benefit the Stephens County Humane Society, which has had extra expenses since the closure of the City of Breckenridge animal shelter last year. The SCHS works with local residents and out-of-state groups to find temporary and permanent homes for the local animals awaiting adoption.

To see more photos from the race, click here to visit the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery.

Noe Mancilla, age 51, of Graham, was the overall top finisher and the top male finisher, completing the 5K with a time of 25:23.8. Crystal Shook, 36, of Breckenridge, was the top female finisher – overall – with a time of 27:34.4.

Other 5K racers included:

Glen Thibodeaux, 13, of Caddo, 26:06.5

Daniel Brown, 71, of Abilene, 26:18.5

Greg Biddison, 45, of Breckenridge, 26:24.2

Chris McCormick, 37, of Eastland, 27:17.5

Kathryn Hart, 53, of Breckenridge, 29:02.4

Peggy Gailey, 58, of Strawn, 29:12.6

Mercedes Luna, 30, of Breckenridge, 29:26.0

Kason Burchett, 13, of Breckenridge, 29:44.7

Martha Martinez, 66, of Colorado City, 30:15.7

Robin Heidelberg, 50, of Caddo, 30:33.8

Cindy Gibson, 66, of Comanche, 31:46.9

Baylee Hopper, 23, of Priddy, 35:04.6

Jamie Hicks, 46, of Eastland, 38:24.9

Karen Williamson, 65, of Eastland, 38:26.5

Mary Kaplan, 82, of Sunrise Beach, 38:34.0

Joyce Mehan, 76, of Eastland, 38:43.8

Melinda Fore, 50, of Breckenridge, 40:49.7

Kelli Garrett, 49, of Clyde, 40:59.7

Vickie McCombs, 67, of Comanche, 41:01.1

Rhonda Moore Strickland, 61, of Breckenridge, 46:19.3

Marie McKay, 70, 48:28.4

Debbie Sheets, 63, of Stephenville, 54:34.5

LeAnn Jones, 61, of Stephenville, 54:39.6

For more information about the race, click here to visit the Race Day Event Services website.

Robin Heidelberg, Kelli Garrett and Melinda Fore ran the Wags and Whiskers 5K and Furry Fun Run race together on Saturday, Dec. 11. The event benefits the Stephens County Humane Society. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Participants in the Fun Run portion of the fundraising event take off Saturday morning. To see more pictures from the event, click here to see the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The Breckenridge Texan is in the midst of our annual fundraising campaign with the national organization NewsMatch. Donations made through the end of December will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by NewsMatch. The Breckenridge Texan is a non-profit news website covering Stephens County and Breckenridge, Texas, that depends on donations, as well as advertising, to continue our work. We appreciate your contributions. To make a donation, click here.


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