Breckenridge Texan

Record number of runners raise funds for local Humane Society

Record number of runners raise funds for local Humane Society
December 19
09:41 2022

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

With 34 runners racing in the 5K on Dec. 10, the Stephens County Humane Society’s Wags and Whiskers 5K and Furry Fun Run in the Breckenridge City Park had the most 5K participants in the race’s eight-year history.

The cold and rainy weather seemed to keep many of the fun-runners and pets at home, though. There were just three entries in the 1-mile Furry Fun Run portion of the event, and two dogs joined in the race.

All proceeds from the race benefit the Stephens County Humane Society, which works with local residents and out-of-state groups to find temporary and permanent homes for local pets needing a home.

Zoe Trevino ran the 1-mile Fun Run with Trip. Well, actually, Trip decided one lap around the Breckenridge City Park was enough and sat out the second lap, but Zoe completed the full mile. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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

Glen Thibodeaux, age 14, of Caddo was the overall top finisher and the top male finisher, completing the 5K with a time of 24:28.7. Kathryn Hart, 54, of Breckenridge, was the top female finisher  with a time of 28:17.1.

Other 5K racers included:

Brysen Hash, 15, of Breckenridge, 24:45.1

C. Elder, 10, of Ranger, 25:19.2

Noe Mancilla, 52, of Graham, 25:58.4

Esteban Reyna, 54, of Wichita Falls, 26:10.5

Daniel Brown, 72, of Abilene, 26:13.3

Alejandro Chapa, 39, of Wichita Falls, 27:08.7

Cooper Wimberley, 13, of Ranger, 27:14.9

Paul James, 64, of Hutchins, 27:18.1

Deann Powell, 58, of Sunset, 28:25.8

Martha Martinez, 67, pf Colorado City, 28:50.4

Mercedes Luna, 31, of Breckenridge, 29:24.7

Reyse Hash, 15, of Breckenridge, 30:11.7

Caegan Elder, 14, of Ranger, 30:19.6

Armando Mangual, 46, of Wichita Falls, 30:33.2

Robert Grantham, 72, of Bridgeport, 30:35.6

Kendra Grissom, 31, of Breckenridge, 31:38.8

Stephanie Elder, 37, of Ranger, 31:45.1

Mary Nava, 32, of San Angelo, 32:14.7

Bob Powell, 62, of Sunset, 34:21.1

Robin Heidelberg, 51, of Caddo, 35:13.0

Christine Reyna, 45, of Wichita Falls, 35:29.9

Ashley Flores, 24, of Wichita Falls, 35:54.0

Joyce Mehan, 77, of Eastland, 37:53.8

Jamie Hicks, 47, of Eastland, 38:31.4

Karen Williamson, 66, of Eastland, 39:08.5

Adriana Chapa, 33, of Wichita Falls, 40:01.7

J. Lopez, 9,  42:55.8

Wanda Mangual, 46, of Wichita Falls, 42:56.4

Rut Lopez, 33, of Wichita Falls, 44:28.8

Naomi Lopez, 14, of Wichita Falls, 44:27.8

Natan Mangual, 19, of Wichita Falls, 52:18.2

Z. Lopez, 7, 52:17.9

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

Glen Thibodeaux of Caddo crosses the finish line in first place in the 5K with a time of 24:28.7. He is pictured in the photo at the top of this story at the beginning of the race. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Stacey Donaldson with the Stephens County Humane Society, right, presented Kathryn Hart, 54, of Breckenridge, with the award for being the top female finisher with a time of 28:17.1. Hart finished this year’s race 48 seconds ahead of her 2021 time. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Carole Elder and her grandson Clay Elder joined in the Fun Run, while his mom and older siblings ran the 5K. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: The 5K runners in the Stephens County Humane Society’s Wags and Whiskers 5K and Furry Fun Run take off from the Start line on Saturday, Dec. 10. Leading the pack was Glen Thibodeaux of Caddo (#573), who went on to win the race. To see more photos from the event, click here for the 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, and, if we meet our goal of $4,000 raised, we’ll get an additional match. That will triple every donation given to the Breckenridge Texan. 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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