Over 300 runners and walkers turned out for the Annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Fun Run/Walk for the benefit of the Quincy YWCA. With the blast of Kevin Reed's cannon they were off and running or walking at 9:39 Sunday morning.  

The top finisher for the men was Tanner Arntzen, who covered the 5K course in 17 minutes and 45.75 seconds for an average of 5.44 minutes per mile. Eric Davis finished second some 15 seconds behind Tanner. In the women's category the top[ finisher was Kelly Vandermaiden who finished the course in 19 minutes and 47.45 seconds for an average of 6.23 minutes a mile. Lehy Ceped finished second in the women's competition.

The race was sponsored by Mercantile Bank, Titan International, The Rinella Corporation, Kohl Grocers and Kellys. Y101 Radio provided the sound system and I was honored to handle the announcements during the event. Dr. Wes Creech of Performance Spine and Sports Center was also on hand to assist the participants. All proceeds from the event went to the Supportive Housing Program at the YWCA.