For more than a quarter century the leaders of Crossroads United Methodist Church have given runners from near and far incentive to get out for an early morning run on Thanksgiving morning.
Once again this year, the Ashburn Farm 10K/5K/Fun Run was sold out in advance, with 2,700 runners registered. Proceeds from the event support the church’s mission work to support and educate impoverished childing in Uganda.
David Bea of Cincinnati, OH, won the 26th annual Ashburn Farm 10K. His time of 33:44 was a full minute faster than second-place finisher Colby Miller, of Richmond. The top female finisher was Ashburn’s Kate Vanderstelt, at 40:42.
In the 5K, Ashburn’s Alec Venable set the pace, crossing the finish line with a time of 15:33, just steps ahead of Matthew Celsa, of Sterling. Mary Lamkin, also of Ashburn, was the top female finisher, posting a time of 19:13.