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PILOT MOUNTAIN — Hot rods and classic cars weren’t the only things on the streets of Pilot Mountain Saturday, as runners hit the pavement for the first-ever Pilot Palooza 10K hosted by the Armfield Civic Center.


Center Director Scott Cato reported that 50 runners participated in the first 10K held in the Pilot Mountain area. “So we’re super excited about that,” he said.


ACC Fitness Director Magan Wall echoed his sentiments. “I was very happy with 50 since it was our first one. It was more than we expected,” she said. “We will be continuing this next year. This was the first of many.”


Awards were presented to the top three males and females overall, with those being in the male category Logan Haynes, first, with a time of 39:41.01; Richard Ferguson, second, at 40:08.55; and Rory Lewellyn, third, at 40:39.14. For the females, first place was Anita Nemick with a time of 51:02.89; Debbie Gwyn, second, at 56:24.35; and Ashley Humphries, third, at 58:59.77.


“Most (runners) were from out of town,” Wall noted, mentioning Winston-Salem, East Bend and other regional areas. “We might have had 10 from the area.


“Everyone like the course. They said it was challenging, and they seemed to really enjoy it.”


Prior to the Palooza, the civic center hosted a Coach to 10K training program. Wall said the class started with about six or seven participants, and all but one of those ran the Palooza.


“Our youngest was a 10-year-old girl who came to every Coach to 10K workout,” said Wall, explaining that young RoyBeth Kiser had run a 5K previously. She ran the 10K with her mother, Renee Kiser, and the finished in 1:05:39.02, and 1:05:39.55 respectively.


The funds raised from Saturday’s 10K will benefit Armfield’s fitness offerings.


Another run, the fourth annual Trail Run/Walk, is scheduled for Oct. 5, and the route will send participants through the woods behind the civic center.


“We are targeting walks too this year, which is something we haven’t done in the past,” Wall said of the 5K.


“We have a Couch to 5K running group and a Couch to 5K walking group,” she said. “So some already have registered.”


Registration for the 5K, which will benefit the civic center, is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the 5K.


“Last year we had about 105 runners, so we’re definitely hoping for more this year,” Wall said.


On Oct. 5, registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K will start at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented by age group.


Results from Saturday’s Pilot Palooza are:


Runner Time


Logan Haynes 39:41.01


Richard Ferguson 40:08.55


Rory Lewellyn 40:39.14


Eric Steinbicker 45:39.25


James Stilley 45:43.10


Ron Rogers 45:58.51


John Strain 47:49.09


Randy Dotson 48:52.89


Greg Gwyn 49:23.70


Anita Nemick 51:02.89


Paul Phillip 51:08.16


Lee Bedsaul 53:08.01


Jon Lowder 53:09.89


Charles Mickey 54:13.02


Zack Hardy 55:33.34


Thomas Jones 55:44.41


David Horton 55:58.52


Debbie Gwyn 56:24.35


Aaron Bridges 56:59.29


Asher Begley 57:58.16


Larry Bridges 58:04.66


Brent Kleinheksel 58:14.43


Terry Coyle 58:27.26


Ashley Humphries 58:59.77


Jessie Bennett 59:13.95


James Rodgers 59:38.20


Jessica Nickles 59:49.29


Chad Doby 59:49.75


Frank Goulas 1:01:36.81


Kaela Rodgers 1:01:41.54


Sunday Joyce 1:02:43.45


Anna York 1:03:27.61


Christy Speer 1:03:28.58


Ann-Catherine Nave 1:04:31.02


Alyson Semones 1:04:48.92


RoyBeth Kiser 1:05:39.02


Renee Kiser 1:05:39.55


Amy Willard 1:07:49.56


Lisa Hughes 1:10:54.77


Katelin Hodges 1:10:55.00


Barbara Collins 1:20:37.95


Jennifer Doby 1:20:37.95


Michelle Fry 1:20:37.95

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