Record number run Memorial Day/Law Day 5k
WILLMAR — The 15th annual Memorial Day/Law Day 5k drew a record 334 timed finishers on a splendid morning for the run through Robbins Island after the start under the Flags of Honor.
Last year’s race had set a new standard with 279 entrants, outdistancing the 250 finishers in 2011.
The male and female champions were the same as a year ago. Overall winner Klint Van Heuveln, a college student from Kerkhoven, dropped a minute from his time a year ago, down to 17:55. His father, Kevin, place fifth overall and his grandmother, Joyce, age 74, placed 232.
Among females, Tracy Sik, 44, of Willmar, who ran at Boston in April, peeled 21 seconds down to 20:40, placing 13th overall.
Awards were presented post-race to the 2013 age-group champions in the Glacial Lakes Running Series.
The Memorial Weekend race began in 2000 with 42 entrants.