Story + Photography by Tony Centonze
More than 150 runners came out for the annual Clarksville Christian School Centurion 5k, and an additional 150 participated in this year's 1 Mile Fun Run.
CCS Business Manager Georgie Stimson, organizer of the annual run and a runner herself, spoke enthusiastically about the event which continues to grow in popularity.
“This is our 5th Annual Centurion 5K, and it's the best turnout we've ever had,” Stimson said. “I think it has to do with the weather. This is a perfect day for racing. In fact, the guy who won the 5k this year set a personal best, beating his previous best time by 40 seconds, and dropping his time into the 16's.”
Brad Averitt was the overall winner for the men with a time of 16:48. Kadi Coleman was the top female finisher with a time of 23:45, and 8-year-old Alexandra Peifer finished 2nd overall behind Coleman, with a time of 24:05.
“Clarksville Christian School is doing great,” Stimson said. “Just like our 5k, the school has grown this year. We've already started enrollment for next year, and we are seeing even more growth. So, things are going well. We're on a good path.”