Park Point 5 Miler Escapes The Weather And Crowns Champions
In between sprinkles, the Park Point 5 Miler went off without a hitch. The favorite, Scott Behling, won the 45th annual race with a time of 26 minutes and 14 seconds, and St. Cloud’s McKenzie Holt, 20, claimed the women's title with a time of 31:27.
Meanwhile, John Stark, 72, of Winter Haven, FL and Donna Hoffman, 66, of Superior, WI were the champions of the men and women divisions in the walk.
There were 617 runners and 64 walkers registered for the event ― northern Minnesota’s oldest road race. Youth races for children 14 and under accompanied the five-mile run and two-mile walk.The race course was a little different this year with the walkers and runners sharing a course.
Net proceeds from the Park Point 5-Miler benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma’s Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles for youth in the region.