Toys for Tots benefit

Cold four-mile fun run for nearly 30 in 'Reindeer Dash'

Emery leads chilly pack as first female — and first overall
By Holly Vanorse Spicer | Dec 10, 2018
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Kristy Hastings on the curse during the "Reindeer Dash" four-mile race/walk for Toys for Tots on Dec. 9 in Rockland.

Rockland — A little more than two dozen runners and walkers braved cold weather — temperatures in the 20s and wind chill in the teens — for the fifth annual "Reindeer Dash" Toys for Tots four-mile run/walk on Sunday morning, Dec. 9.

There was plenty of holiday spirit and many ugly sweaters worn by the bundled-up participants.

The event was hosted by KDK Printing and Embroidery of Thomaton, and proceeds go to the local chapter of Toys for Tots.

Watch video and see more photos below.

The course began and ended at First National Bank, Union Street Branch.

Kendra Emery was the first finisher and fastest female to cross the finish line. Emery’s time was 26:12.

Dean Martin was the first male, as he was second in 30:53.

The overall results, with place, name, age and time listed, were: 1, Kendra Emery, 39, 26:12.9; 2, Dean Martin, 46, 30:53.4; 3, Jessica Weatherbee, 45, 32:08.2; 4, Jeffrey Owen, 12, 32:42.0; 5, Adam Owen, 44, 32:43.8; 6, Michael Madell, 59, 33:16.5; 7, Kasey Leindenroth, 29, 34:03.4; 8, Kristy Hastings, 33, 39:48.5; 9, Lauree Gott, 54, 40:00.0; 10, Reade Brower, 62, 40:15.4; 11, Jennifer Simmons, 57, 41:10.1; 12, Janet O'Brien, 56, 43:19.1; 13, Heidi Neal, 43, 43:31.5; 14, Toby Teele, 38, 45:21.4; 15, Patricia Leach, 46, 45:22.6; 16, Samantha Winston, 30, 55:41.7; 17, Kendra Hanscom, 34, 55:42.3; 18, Rebecca Bubar, 64, 56:43.1; 19, Genevieve Schoenborn, 71, 1:00:54.8; 20, Kari Brooks, 59, 1:01:14.0; 21, Kali Martin, 43, 1:01:27.7; 22, Heidi Cummings, 48, 1:01:29.2; 23, Maggie Massengale, 49, 1:02:42.4; 24, Hollie Linscott, 43, 1:02:56.3; 25, Megan Linscott, 20, 1:04:25.3; 26, Terry Wilshire, 59, 1:06:06.6; 27, Joanna Duke, 39, 1:06:08.2; 28, Becky Leonard, 58, 1:06:47.3; and 29, Lisa Reibel, 51, 1:06:48.7.

Supporters: Todd Bulock, Thomas Sims and Cindy Miller.

'Reindeer Dash' four-mile event
"Reindneer Dash' four-mile event on Dec. 9 in Rockland. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Kendra Emery. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Dean Martin. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Jessica Weatherbee. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Jessica Weatherbee. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Michael Madell. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Jeffery Owen. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Kasey Leindenroth. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Lauree Gott. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Heidi Neal. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Patricia Leach. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Kendra Hanscom, left, and Samantha Winston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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