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Published on June 23, 2009

Kinsley Top Runner in 5K

June 23, 2009 


Tyson Kinsley of Sycamore was the overall winner of the second annual Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 5K Charity Run June 20 at the old Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

It was a beautiful, sunny day that saw 180 runners and walkers take part in the 3.1 mile event. Proceeds of $2,148 plus matching funds from Kishwaukee Community Hospital are being donated to the DeKalb County Chapter of the American Red Cross for a grand total of $4,296. Unlimited Performance is a department of Kishwaukee Hospital.

Kinsley of Sycamore set a new course record time of 16:33, leading a group of local runners that finished in eight of the top 10 places, only to be broken up by David Gramer of Rockford and Kyle White of Lake Villa. The overall female winner was Jaimie Towle of Somonauk who finished 16th overall with a time of 22:04.

Although the run was very competitive for a number of runners, it was also meant for each individual to test his or her personal fitness abilities. The number of runners ranged in age from 7 to 75. All runners received a goody bag and t-shirt prior to the run and were treated to post race food, water, stretching, massage and a number of raffle prizes. 

The local community was very generous with financial sponsorships, product donations, time and effort that allowed Unlimited Performance to present age group awards, and provide raffle prizes and drink to all competitors and approximately 50 volunteers. 

“Without a strong commitment from both the local community and Kishwaukee Community Hospital, we would have had a very difficult time pulling this run together and making it as successful as it was,” said Chris Laurent, Unlimited Performance athletic trainer and race organizer.

“For this, the staff at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine would like to thank all those who helped with the event,” Laurent said.

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