---Dashing thru the Snow 5K Friday evening in Columbia City December 6...
---Run Run Rudolph 5K in Nappanee Saturday morning December 7...
---Run for the Heart 5K Saturday morning in Warsaw December 7...
---Light Up The Night 5K Saturday evening in Union City December 7...
---Frigid Freedom 5K Sunday in Kendallville Sunday afternoon December 8..
Rainbow Lake 5K results --- HERE
Galloping Gobbler results --- HERE
Charlie Melton and Amy Wheeler win Band on the Run 5K --- RESULTS
NOVEMBER 16 - Charlie Melton, 21, of Fort Wayne led from the opening drumbeat and gun at the Band on the Run 5K in Columbia City and went on to win in 17:00, just shy of his goal of a sub-17.
Melton, a former North Side standout, has been away from running for a year and recently stepped up his training. A steep hill with about a half-mile to go slowed his pace.
"The hill just killed me," Melton said.
Amy Wheeler, 25, of Fort Wayne, was the top female finisher in 23:14.
The race began and ended at Columbia City High School and was used as a fund-raiser to support the school band. About 70 runners and walkers participated.
Mitch Novy traces his running development and perspective in video --- HERE
Mitch Novy, now living in Atlanta, put together an excellent 45-minute video entitled "Corremos (We Run)" that traces his development as a runner from his days at Garrett HS to his post-collegiate training and racing experiences.
"It is meant to educate, inspire, and drive runners of any age to become enthused about pushing their limits in racing, whether it is on the roads, track or trails," wrote Novy in an e-mail message to RunIndiana.com and his friends in the Fort Wayne area
Novy now runs for "Reckless Running", a running apparel company, and said it took him a lot of hard work to put the video together. He hopes the documentary provides useful advice for high school runners as they move into the collegiate level and beyond.
Hogeston and Robinson top two finishers at Pawsitive 5K --- RESULTS
NOVEMBER 2 - Connor Hogeston, 18, of Churubusco and Jenny Robinson, 33, of Fort Wayne out-paced all runners and walkers at the annual "Paws"itive 5K in Churubusco.
Hogeston (right), an Indiana Tech freshman, won in 17:02 and Robinson finished in 19:50.
Nick Uecker, 18, was third in 20:05 and Reed Geiger, 16, was fourth in 20:06. Indian Springs 8th-grader Ashley Johnson was fifth overall in 20:14.
The event drew 90 participants and was organized to support the Whitley County Humane Society. Several walkers were accompanied by their dogs.
Nightcrawler 5K results --- HERE
Rat Race 10K and 5K overall results --- TimeToRun.com
OCTOBER 27 - Elias Rojas, 27, of Syracuse won the Rat Race 10K in 32:56 in Fort Wayne by outrunning Matt Kimbrell, 23, of Muncie by 30 seconds. Jeff Nidlinger, 33 of Fort Wayne, was third in 33:35. Jenny Robinson, 33, placed 20th overall in 40:21 and was the top female finisher. About 450 runners and walkers participated in the 10K event.
Peter Ryan 29, of Fort Wayne won the 5K in 17:38 and Olivia Von Gunten, 14 of Berne, was the top female in 20:31. Von Gunten was 10th overall out of 578 participants.