More than 160 runners finish 2018 GRA 10K/5K at Hanson Hills during AuSable River Festival

The Grayling Recreation Authority 10K/5K – foot races for people of all ages held every year during the AuSable River Festival – had a little bit of a down year numbers wise last year, but the event rebounded this year with a strong overall total; more than 160 people finished the 5K or 10K races. This year’s 10K/5K event was held on Saturday, July 28, at Hanson Hills Recreation Area.
“We had a good turnout. Online registration went well,” said Justin Andre, Director of Operations for Grayling Recreation Authority. “Beautiful day for a race. Seemed like everyone had a great time.”
The 5K option continues to grow. Of the 163 people listed as official finishers for the 10K/5K combined, 114 of them raced in the 5K and 49 competed in the 10K.
In 2014, GRA added the 5K course to the event due to requests from participants for a shorter option. It was an immediate success; the event had a record number of runners – 173 – in 2014 with the addition of the 5K competition. The 10K/5K had similar numbers in 2015 with 169 finishers. More than 180 people  raced in the 2016 event. Numbers dipped to 140 last year, but 2017’s total was still more than those posted in years previous to the addition of the 5K.
This year was the third time that Grayling Recreation Authority conducted the event at Hanson Hills.
In 2002 through 2009 the 10K course started and ended at Grayling High School’s track and utilized part of the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike, a paved path for nonmotorized traffic. In 2010, organizers moved the GRA 10K back into town to be closer to AuSable River Festival events. The race started and ended near Grayling Middle School in 2010 through 2015.
In 2016, due to road construction projects in town, Grayling Recreation Authority had to move the 10K/5K. Event organizers opted for Hanson Hills, GRA’s base of operation, for the venue change. 
It was intended as a temporary switch, but people liked the new course, and organizers decided to keep the 10K/5K at Hanson Hills.
Like last year, this year’s GRA 10K/5K had separate mass starts for the two different distance options. The two races also featured different courses instead of having the 10K runners complete two loops on the 5K course.
“We had a new addition to the 10K course, Margrethe Boulevard,” Andre said. “More shade, a little flatter.”
Organizers also added age group awards to the 5K; in the past, awards for the 5K went only to the top male and the top female.
The overall winners for the 2018 GRA 10K were Michael Ehrmantraut (men’s division, 0:39:09) and Emily Short (women’s division, 0:40:22). 
Short has dominated the 10K women’s division in the last decade, winning it in nine of the last 10 years. She’s won the 10K women’s division in 2012 through 2018, an active streak of seven consecutive victories, including a first place overall finish in the 2015 GRA 10K.
In the 5K event, Josie Short won the women’s division with a time of 20:30.7. J. Short, who also won the division in 2017, is the only person to repeat as champion in the first five years of the 5K’s existence. There were 60 runners in the women’s division this year. 
Out of 54 runners in the 5K men’s division, Noah Bock finished first with a time of 18:11.2.
Andre said the on-site registration for the 10K/5K went well this year; organizers used the new Rotary Pavilion.
“Overall, we’re happy with how things are going at Hanson Hills,” Andre said.
 
10K Women’s Division
Bib # First Name Last Name Division Time
Overall Winner
138 Emily Short Overall 10K 0:40:22
15-19 Female
104 Rachel Jose 15-19 Female 0:48:35
101 Meghan Gamrat 15-19 Female 0:59:06
20-29 Female
116 Megan Jobes 20-29 Female 0:45:46
118 Erin VanderWerp 20-29 Female 0:53:14
99 Rachael Folkmier 20-29 Female 0:54:34
140 Josey Hinkle 20-29 Female 0:57:16
97 Melissa Zuteck 20-29 Female 1:07:01
115 Erika Prince 20-29 Female 1:09:15
30-39 Female
139 Abigail Ertel 30-39 Female 0:47:47
120 Melissa Noa 30-39 Female 0:50:55
95 Tiffany Kenyon 30-39 Female 0:57:48
100 Julie Pappas 30-39 Female 1:17:28
40-49 Female
127 Dorice Torma 40-49 Female 0:57:03
50-59 Female
136 Amy Short 50-59 Female 0:48:11
137 Pat Eilers 50-59 Female 0:55:28
106 Toni Banda 50-59 Female 0:56:15
112 Gayle Harbaugh 50-59 Female 0:56:29
122 Athena Troher 50-59 Female 1:00:36
131 Monica Malloy 50-59 Female 1:09:29
124 Kris Bullock 50-59 Female 1:19:21
60-69 Female
121 Carolyn Romzick 60-69 Female 1:07:36
 
10K Men’s Division
Bib # First Name Last Name Division Time
Overall Winner
94 Michael Ehrmantraut Overall 10K 0:39:09
14-under Male
93 Drew Moore 14-under Male 0:46:39
103 Cole McMillan 14-under Male 0:50:12
20-29 Male
1273 Zachary Cheney 20-29 Male 0:42:51
96 Wade Cline 20-29 Male 0:52:43
30-39 Male
110 Charles McNamara 30-39 Male 0:41:06
111 Christo Miner 30-39 Male 0:44:35
141 Casey Schlosser 30-39 Male 0:49:07
114 Travis Zajkowski 30-39 Male 0:49:35
109 Aaron Lovell 30-39 Male 1:04:56
40-49 Male
92 Jeremy Archer 40-49 Male 0:48:07
108 David Kies 40-49 Male 0:48:43
135 Derrick Christmas 40-49 Male 0:51:48
107 Javier Montefort 40-49 Male 0:51:55
119 James Sturgill 40-49 Male 1:12:50
50-59 Male
123 Greg Mills 50-59 Male 0:46:24
98 David Folkmier 50-59 Male 0:54:20
133 Phil Zinn 50-59 Male 1:17:37
60-69 Male
125 James McCarthy 60-69 Male 0:47:06
113 Tom Harbaugh 60-69 Male 0:48:08
102 Thomas Wucetich 60-69 Male 0:50:30
129 Jim Gardiner 60-69 Male 0:54:37
134 Bill Anderson 60-69 Male 0:58:15
105 Glenn Miller 60-69 Male 1:01:07
130 Dave Maddix 60-69 Male 1:08:18
70-75 Male
132 Eric Malloy 70-75 Male 0:59:30
76-79 Male
128 Joe Rozenek 76-79 Male 1:50:46
 
5K Results
Bib # First Name Last Name Division Time
Overall Winner 5K Male
1268 Noah Bock Overall 5K 18:11.2
14-under Male
1254 Caleb Kies M14-under 22:49.6
1255 Sam Kies M14-under 23:56.3
1251 Eric Stark M14-under 24:35.1
1305 Jacob Smith M14-under 25:23.1
1312 Logan Welch M14-under 27:25.6
1264 Banks Sauter M14-under 31:38.8
1252 Jimmy Smith M14-under 34:25.7
15-19 Male
1267 Ryan Anderson M15-19 20:53.0
1323 Elijah Jackson M15-19 24:39.7
1269 Gabe Bock M15-19 25:06.3
1262 Connor McNamara M15-19 27:50.4
1332 Patrick Snabes M15-19 30:24.9
1239 Joseph Park M15-19 33:13.3
1234 Michael Griffith M15-19 33:19.4
20-29 Male
1295 Robert Floeter M20-29 19:50.7
1315 Noah VanderVeen M20-29 21:20.0
1336 Eric Wolfe M20-29 21:23.7
1328 TY Jensen M20-29 23:06.7
1277 Vince Troher M20-29 24:53.4
1299 Justin Galvani M20-29 27:27.4
1237 Devon Norris M20-29 31:55.6
1320 Robert Fewtz M20-29 36:56.1
1284 Noah Parsons M20-29 43:10.1
30-39 Male
1249 Chris Stark M30-39 18:13.8
1326 Jason Stephens M30-39 19:16.7
1246 Josh Pellow M30-39 20:28.2
1338 Brian Donnenwerth M30-39 25:01.1
1325 Josh Stephens M30-39 26:36.6
1339 Andy Bauer M30-39 27:21.3
1236 Derek Kohl M30-39 36:45.4
1235 Sam Monroe M30-39 38:19.9
40-49 Male
1322 Brian Martin M40-49 23:16.5
1223 Jeff Stephens M40-49 25:16.7
1294 Will Meade M40-49 25:35.6
1229 Joe Gamrat M40-49 28:20.3
1311 Loren Welch M40-49 30:36.0
1293 Dan Kalafut M40-49 33:31.4
1233 David Forsyth M40-49 39:09.4
1271 Jason Lewis M40-49 44:22.4
1342 Michael Kris M40-49 45:40.8
50-59 Male
1329 William Dean M50-59 25:11.8
1260 Jim Jennette M50-59 27:44.0
1259 Jeff Jennette M50-59 27:48.4
1232 Paul Hamlin M50-59 28:46.0
1321 Mick McNamara M50-59 33:23.1
1291 James Herrin M50-59 38:53.5
1285 Scott Smith M50-59 42:25.3
1330 Darryl Snabes M50-59 44:08.9
60-69 Male
1289 Steve Seager M60-69 19:59.4
1303 Butch Short M60-69 24:41.9
1300 Phil French M60-69 26:45.9
1280 Lee Mills M60-69 46:22.1
80+ Male
1278 Bill Hall M80+ 32:05.7
 
Overall Winner 5K Female
1302 Josie Short Overall 5K 20:30.7
14-under Female
1314 Cambree Torma F14-under 29:19.9
1310 Libby Shoemaker F14-under 29:41.8
1304 Makynna Holmes F14-under 30:12.2
1313 Phoebe Welch F14-under 30:39.2
1307 Grace Smith F14-under 31:22.6
1228 Allison Stark F14-under 35:52.7
1227 Ingrid Ehrmantraut F14-under 37:01.5
1265 Peyton Riley F14-under 39:58.8
1240 Juliana Park F14-under 50:08.5
15-19 Female
1308 Brianna Martin F15-19 22:01.2
1242 Sarah Rakoczy F15-19 26:33.0
1261 Sylvia Jennette F15-19 27:42.2
1225 Katelyn Moore F15-19 27:53.9
1238 Ashlyn Jose F15-19 34:54.1
20-29 Female
1244 Emily Jackson F20-29 21:01.8
1231 Madison Nadler F20-29 24:44.2
1301 Amanda French F20-29 30:28.4
1283 Katelyn Grable F20-29 30:44.9
1230 Brittany Shelton-DooleyF20-29 32:00.6
1337 Heidi Wolfe F20-29 33:08.2
1292 Leah Lewis F20-29 36:51.5
1266 Frances Nicholson F20-29 37:14.3
1275 Heather Smith F20-29 37:16.7
1247 Myranda Hawley F20-29 37:44.4
1272 Shaelin Kraycs F20-29 40:45.7
30-39 Female
1245 Sarah Diegel F30-39 20:40.2
1306 Elisa Smith F30-39 23:49.2
1241 Emily Kies F30-39 23:58.6
1327 Lauren Stephens F30-39 26:42.7
1333 Cassandra Ferguso F30-39 27:30.3
1243 Diana Turner F30-39 29:49.0
1340 Hannah Donnenwerth F30-39 30:09.1
1298 Lisa Galvani F30-39 30:53.1
1279 Sarah Hoover F30-39 32:47.9
1296 Rachel Lovell F30-39 34:49.5
1250 Jessica Stark F30-39 35:54.7
1324 Julie Brown F30-39 36:59.0
1256 Elizabeth Richardson F30-39 40:00.9
1263 apryl Vasher F30-39 45:12.8
1257 Joelen Kersten F30-39 47:22.8
1319 Heidi Lewis F30-39 51:00.3
40-49 Female
1318 Jamie Badour F40-49 24:03.3
1222 Jackie Vannuyen F40-49 25:28.1
1270 Lynn Fabbo F40-49 28:33.0
1309 Marian Shoemaker F40-49 29:51.3
1253 Susan Kies F40-49 35:29.1
1274 Joanne Kraycs F40-49 40:41.6
1286 Kim Smith F40-49 42:23.3
1316 Michelle Ibanez F40-49 42:56.3
1290 Laura Herrin F40-49 44:15.4
1258 Sara Orrys F40-49 45:49.2
1226 Heidi Palutke F40-49 46:43.5
50-59 Female
1288 Christine Seager F50-59 25:39.7
1297 Jennifer Thompson F50-59 30:06.0
1276 Mary Kerwin F50-59 31:41.6
1248 Catherine Bogie F50-59 33:36.4
1334 Marji Oberer F50-59 45:54.4
1335 Kim Kerne F50-59 45:56.4
1331 Frances Farley F50-59 46:25.0

 

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