Racing against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Racers in the recent Abbey Rose Foundation 5K trail run through Fabens Park in Huron, Ohio, had their energy levels replenished thanks to the Carmeuse Huron Operation. The company provided post-race treats, fruit, and bottled water to participants and their families as part of its sponsorship of the Huron 5K Series of races. In addition to the adult competition, the event also includes a kids fun run.
The Abbey Rose Foundation 5K Race is the third in the Huron 5K Series of five races. Pearson Keller (18) was the top male finisher with a time of 18:24, while 13-year-old Rylie Towns impressed as the top female competitor with a time of 21:14. Carmeuse’s own Christine Mollison also completed the race, maintaining her 100% record in this year’s series.
Sixty-three racers travelled over paved paths and grassy areas, through woods and ravines, in the beautiful surrounds of Fabens Park. The race also enjoyed at least 20 tots participating in the kids fun run.
The Abbey Rose Foundation works to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and to provide hope and comfort to families grieving the loss of a child. "Supporting the Abbey Rose Foundation is important as their mission hits close to home for so many," said Christine Mollison. Her family, as have so many other families, has suffered the loss of a pregnancy or child.
The Huron 5K Series takes a break in September before returning with two holiday specials. The Halloween-themed St. Peter School Spooktacular runs on October 28th, followed by the Judi Lively Memorial Annual Turkey Dash on November 24th.