Calvert City – Jason Darnall captured the men’s division of the AmeriBration 5K and a first place overall finish with a time of 18:57.4. Leslie Ray finished first in the women’s division with a time of 27:44. But the runner that got a lot of attention was 10-year-old Ethan McCarty who finished in second place overall with a time of 19:43.
The number of entrants for the AmeriBration 5K was down from last year and the credit for than was the threat of rain for the morning. There was a brief shower of light rain about mid-way of the race but the low temperatures and the overcast sky was welcome by most of the runners who typically are running in hot and humid conditions during this time of year.
A one mile fun run for children took place after the 5K run and several children ran in that event.
The AmeriBration 5K and 1 Mile Youth run has the motto of serving families one step at a time and is co-sponsored by the Calvert-Sharpe Family Resource Center. Funds raised by the event are donated to the Marshall County Family Resource Centers for Marshall County School children.