GLOW Run proves a resounding success

Glow sticks, glow-paint, perfect weather, and a bright angel illuminated the night at Northeast State’s GLOW Run held Wednesday evening at the main campus in Blountville.

The three-mile night race brought 125 competitors to participate and raise money to fund student scholarships. Ayden Farmer of Kingsport won the race with an overall time of 18:15. Laura LaRue won the women’s division with a time of 21:15.  Amy McKinney of Johnson City took the female master’s division with a time of 27:52 and Travis Green of Bristol won the male masters division recording a time of 21:32.

Other division winners and race times are listed below.

Female division to 14 years old
Morgan Davenport of Kingsport/25:31
Male division to 14 years old
Justin Reed of Kingsport/27:55

Female division 15 to 19 years old
Carly Shoaf of Jonesborough/27:46
Male division 15 to 19 years old
Nicholas Lorch of Johnson City/18:44

Female division 20-29
Laura Nunley of Glade Springs, Va./23:48
Male division 20-29
Andrew Campbell of Bristol/18:43

Female division 30-39
Deanna Oaks of Erwin/25:50
Male division 30-39
Dustin Oaks of Erwin/26:02.66 08:41 2255

Female division 40-49
Tiffany Fitzgerald of Blountville 28:16
Male division 40-49
Roger Smith of Kingsport/24:23

Female division 50-59
Debra Qualls of Kingsport/ 34:06
Male division 50-59
Timothy Rutherford of Knoxville/22:45

Male division 60-69
Curtis Akard of Blountville/24:10
Male division 70-99
Ray Hatch of Kingsport/26:15

The event also recognizes the most glowing costumes worn by competitors. Erin Ferris claimed first place with her large glowing angel outfit complete with plugged in Christmas lights. Second place went to Brittany Curtis and her pink stick-figure costume. Third place went to Rebekah Bishop and her family with their glowing fairy costumes.

The GLOW Run highlights the Honors Program’s participation in the Northeast State Foundation’s Because of You campaign designed to raise money for student scholarships. Northeast State wishes to thank all the competitors, race volunteers, college faculty and staff and We Run Events for making this memorable event happen.

Several t-shirts are still for sale with the GLOW run logo are available. To buy a t-shirt, contact or 423.354.2596.

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