SIDNEY — After a successful first event held on March 19, the Lehman Catholic Teen Leadership Corps is planning their second Double Dash Color 5K and Fun Run to be held on Saturday, April 2, along the Miami River in Piqua, starting at Lock 9.
Despite snow in the forecast, many local runners participated in the March 19 run through Sidney’s Tawawa Park. Runners and volunteers alike enjoyed the color tosses in addition to complimentary T-shirts and great food provided by area sponsors.
Trophies were awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age division. The first overall male title was won by Mike Jacobs of Sidney with a time of 22:36; the first overall female runner was Grace Dexter with a time of 26:06. These top awards were provided by Giguere Family AdvoCare and Picture Perfect.
Great door prizes were raffled off during the closing ceremonies, including four one-month memberships to Sidney-Shelby YMCA, gift cards to Can’t Stop Running in Piqua, and Buffalo Wings and Rings and Hot Head certificates.
Senior TLC member Cassidy Hemm said, “Our runners had so much fun this event. I think the color tosses make it different than most 5K’s and fun runs. It’s definitely family-friendly!”
The second event of the dual fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 at Piqua Lock Nine along the Great Miami River. Pre-registration is available at www.alliancerunning.com, or www.lehmancatholic.com, or contact Melissa Safreed at Lehman Catholic High School at 937-498-1161 or 937-773-8747. Day-of registration is also available at the race site beginning at 9 a.m., with the Fun Run scheduled at 9:30 and the 5K at 10 a.m.
The Lehman Teen Leadership Corps is a class designed to develop personal leadership skills as well as serve the community through fundraising and volunteerism. The ten junior and senior students in the class work to gain personal confidence as leaders and inspire others by serving their church, school, and local communities. Funds raised by this year’s Double Dash will bring a motivational speaker to campus to address the Lehman student body next fall. Proceeds beyond what is needed for that project will be donated to the Center of Early Learning at Piqua Catholic and a local family in need.