By: Michelle Williams
Stonecrest’s first 5k fun walk/jog was a success! Fifty-nine residents hit the pavement Thursday morning after the playing of the National Anthem and shotgun start under an archway of green and gold balloons. Residents have been training for the 3.1 mile stretch for six weeks every Thursday morning leading up to the race. Lake Center for Rehab partnered with Activity Director, Michelle Williams, to put on the event. The entry fee was $5 with part of that registration fee being donated to the Wounded Warriors. Chalk road markers were drawn along the course pointing residents in the right direction, providing encouraging words, and marking each half-mile. A water station manned by volunteers was set up at the half-way point and fellow resident onlookers cheered as participants past by their homes. The first resident to finish was Daryl “Chief” Xavier with an impressive 27 minute time. Prizes are being awarded to participants for several achievements including fastest and slowest. Residents were welcomed by rounds of applause as they crossed the finish line as well as music played by a local dj, refreshments and participation medals. Resident volunteers, Lake Center for Rehab and the Activities Director all came together to make this event a great one. Stonecrest is already looking forward to the next 5k event!