22 racers participated in Spartan River Run.

July 11, 2018

22 racers participated in Spartan River Run.

SCOTTVILLE — The inaugural Spartan River Run held last Saturday, July 7, included 22 racers and 19 vessels. The event, sponsored by the Mason County Central Education Foundation and Paddle Sports Factory Outlet, took place on the Pere Marquette River, where racers started at Custer Road Bridge and ended at Riverside Park. It was part of the 10 & 31 Celebration and was a fundraiser for the foundation.

Gwenn Stevenson was the overall fastest vessel on the river with a time of 46 minutes, five seconds. She won the female over 50 single person kayak division. All of the racers enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and awards.

Single Person Canoe – Male 50+

1st – Russell Anderson 0:47:06

Single Person Canoe – Male 40-49

1st – Ben Elwell 0:53:51

Single Person Kayak – Female 18-25

1st – Alison Quinn 1:00:28

Single Person Kayak – Female 26-32

1st – Felecia Sheldon 0:55:20

2nd – Kayleen Shafer 1:08:16

Single Person Kayak – Female 33-39

1st – Jenn Whitaker 1:04:17

2nd – Amy Lindenau 1:08:13

3rd – Stephanie Gleason 1:08:17

Single Person Kayak – Female 40-49

1st – Tonia Cox 0:58:50

Single Person Kayak – Female 50+

1st – Gwenn Stevenson 0:46:05

2nd – Kathy Andersen 0:53:17

3rd – Tina Cox 1:04:31

Single Person Kayak – Male 40-49

1st – Greg Jacobs 0:46:33

2nd – William Dennen 0:53:34

3rd – Bruce Banks 0:53:54

Single Person Kayak – Male 50+

1st – Greg Sas 0:53:12

Double Kayak – CoEd 65-78 combined age

1st – Aaron & Makenzie Condit 0:51:35

Double Kayak – Female 79-99 combined age

1st – Heather Livengood & Mary Winters 1:00:31

Double Kayak – Male 65-78 combined age

1st – Alex Miller & Derek Johnson 0:50:31

This event received donations from the following sponsors: Smith & Eddy Insurance (lead sponsor), Paddle Sports Factory Outlet, City of Scottville, Flora Craft, Mason County Press, Lundquist Furniture, Heyse & Associates Inc., Urka Auto Center, North Country Cafe & Catering, Carr Mechanical, 2nd Shift Graphics & Tees, Pro-Master Carpet Cleaning, Mission Graphics, Sanders Meats, Tom’s Barber Shop, Squires Family Care Chiropractic, Charlie’s in Scottville, Bottle & Can, West Shore Bank, and Cops & Doughnuts- McDonald’s Precinct.

For more information about MCCEF visit www.mccedfoundation.org.

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