Runners from all around and in Harnett County made their way to Erwin on Sunday for the 10th annual RailTrail Run for CareNet.
Harnett Central senior Kyle Hadding won the 5K race, coming in at 21:52. Jilene Brooks, of Fuquay-Varina, was the first female to finish.
The overall turnout was a bit less than expected, but race organizer, community marketing director and Dunn Tourism and Gridiron Jury Champion Sharon Stevens said she was pleased with how everything turned out.
“I’m really appreciative of everyone who showed up,” Stevens said. “It’s all about the cause. I think that everyone who participated had a good time.”
The race serves as a fund raiser for client aid at CareNet, a non-profit, non-denominational Christian counseling service. The Harnett County CareNet center is based in Erwin, and Stevens said it’s an important part of the community.
“They’ve helped a lot of people over the years,” Stevens said. “It’s a vital service in our community, and hopefully these funds will make that service accessible to more people.”
Below are the results from the top male and female finishers.
Jillene Brooks – Fuquay-Varina – 24.08
Mandy Brown – Selma – 26.52
Taylor Denning – Coats – 31.02
Kyle Hadding – Mamers – 21.52
Howards Mills - Pine Level – 23.07
Sonny Christman – Linden – 23.32