2015 Run for the River
Despite early morning rain, and chilly breezes, the 10th Run for the River came off like a champ…thanks to determined runners and hearty volunteers.
The fastest 8K male runner was Hillary Too of Chapel Hill who ran the 4.97 mile course in 24:12. The speediest female competitor was Zipporah Chebet also from Chapel Hill who ran the course in 28:54.
The 5K top male and female runners were Mason Zeagler of Deep Run who ran the race in 17:26; and the top female runner was Kellie Davis of Raleigh who did the course in 20:53.
Hillary Too of Chapel Hill receives his trophy bowl for being the fastest 8K runner in the 2015 Run for the River. His prize was presented by Mayor Pro Tem Joe Tyson and Morgan Sutton, Miss Kinston.
Zipporah Chebet of Chapel Hill receives her trophy as fastest 8K runner in the female division during award ceremonies at the conclusion of the 2015 Run for the River. Presenting the prize is Mayor Pro Tem Joe Tyson and Morgan Sutton, Miss Kinston.
Deep Run's Mason Zeagler, 18, won the 5K race with a time of 17:26. Shown here sharing a victory hug with young friend.
Kellie Davis of Raleigh receives her first place trophy in the female division of the 5K race. The prize was presented by Mayor Pro Tem Joe Tyson and Miss Kinston Morgan Sutton
As in the past, the race attracted athletes close to home and miles away:
The top six male and female runners in the 8k race arrived from Chapel Hill, Cary, Roanoke Rapids, Greenville and just down the street in Kinston. The fastest six 5K runners clocked in from Deep Run, Raleigh, Williamsburg, VA, Greenville and close by in Kinston.
And the One Mile Fun Run winner 10-year-old Killen Harper of Kinston repeated her 2014 winning ways, whizzing through the course this year in 8:37.
Killen Harper, 10, repeated her 2014 victory when she won the 2015 One Mile Fun Run clearing the course at 8:37.
Pride of Kinston, which founded Run for the River in 2006 as one way to attract neighbors and visitors to the downtown, has expressed thanks to 100+ volunteers; to the City of Kinston, especially Parks and Recreation, and Public Safety; to Pride’s Outdoor Events Team which actually produces the race; and to the little bank for lending financial support and leadership in the form of Jeremy Jones who chairs the team.
The 2015 race earned the support of 40 corporate and individual donors, including the Lenoir County Tourism Development Authority.
APRIL 15, 2015
To take your mind off taxes, plan on taking a leisurely stroll through downtown Kinston in the afternoon of filing day…
Four organizations have teamed up to create a special Beer and Art Stroll 4:30 – 7:30 pm to take your mind off Uncle Sam and to embrace good feelings and good art.
Unique and original art work will be displayed and for sale at four different art locations:
For more details call 252-686-8007
PRIDE AND KINSTON TEENS JOIN FORCES FOR APRIL 25 CEAN UP DAY
Kinston Teens, Inc., organization founded by Kinston high school student Chris Suggs, has created an Adopt a Street project and will join with Pride of Kinston on April 25th when it rolls out its annual Downtown Clean Up Day.
Volunteers are asked to arrive at Pearson Park at 9:00 am for briefing and assignments.
Enticing new investors
A growing campaign to highlight properties available for lease or purchase details information about each under the Invest in Downtown site on Pride’s website.
A project of Pride’s Economic and Property Development committee headed by Stuart Lindley, buildings deemed to be in good condition and available for immediate use are candidates for the enlarged promotional effort.
What Is Pride of Kinston?
The mission of Pride of Kinston, Inc., established in 1984, is to lead downtown revitalization in Kinston using the Main Street approach developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which promotes economic development within the context of historic preservation.
Pride of Kinston is one of 57 Main Street communities in North Carolina in a program coordinated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance. (www.nccommerce.com). For more information about Pride of Kinston, see About Pride.
Pride of Kinston • 327 North Queen Street • Kinston, NC 28501• (252)
Artist Bruce D. Ziegler has generously made available to Pride his portrait of