Fight Like A Girl 5K run takes place in downtown Troy

Published 12:44 pm Saturday, October 10, 2009

This morning, a little under 200 Troy residents did there part in the fight against a deadly disease.

The first annual Fight Like A Girl 5K run and mile walk took place this morning in downtown Troy as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The race began at 8 a.m. this morning taking its runners all through downtown Troy and finishing at the square.

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The walk began shortly after the race concluded.

“It was a huge success,” Jason Jones, Chairman for the event, said.

“It is great to be involved with an event like this that will help others.

“Everyone that participated was involved for a reason. To be able to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and awareness is a wonderful thing,” Jones added.

Jones said the event raised close to $4,000, which was almost double what the Pike County board members expected.

“The goal was to raise about $2,000,” Jones said.

“Very happy that we were able to exceed expectations – this will become an annual event, one way or another.”

After both the race and the walk were finished, a ceremony took place in the square that had Mayer Jimmy Lunsford read a proclamation designating October as a special time of awareness for breast cancer and made Oct. 10 Breast Cancer Awareness Day for the City of Troy.

As for the race itself, there were 11 different classifications for the 3.1 mile run with 11 different winners.

Troy resident, Kelly Grenon was the overall winner with a time of 20.37 minutes.

“It feels awesome to be a part of something like this,” he said. “It really is a great cause to be fighting for.”

Each of the winners received a medal and everyone that participated received a goodie-bag and t-shirt.

“It means a lot to be participating in something like this,” Troy resident Jonathan Sellers said after the race.

“It was a good race, and there were a lot people from the City of Troy out here supporting the runners, which is always great to see.”

For anyone that had to have t-shirts ordered, call Mr. Jones at 566-1002 to get information on when the shirts will be in.

The lists of winners from the event are listed below courtesy of Kay Franklin from Relay for Life.


Top Overall:

1st Kelly Grenon 20.37

2nd Allen Argenti 20.58

3rd Lee Outlaw 21.22

Junior Division

1st Jacob Norman 25.58

15-24 Male

1st Jordan Hand 24.57

2nd Kellson Hand 25.28

3rd Jonathan Sellers 26.09

15-24 Female

1st Jennifer Graham 24.06

2nd Taryn Driggers 27.38

3rd Courtney Brunson 28.14

25-34 Female

1st Kelly Garland 25.09

2nd Amanda Hardin 26.10

3rd Candace Nelson 26.19

25-34 Male

1st Kelly Grenon 20.37

2nd David Nelson 22.28

3rd David Eastman 23.25

35-44 Female

1st Daphne Coppage 25.23

2nd Kerri Outlaw 26.00

3rd Tisha Norman 27.58

35-44 Male

1st Allen Argenti 20.58

2nd Lee Outlaw 21.22

3rd Jared Cleveland 24.01

45-54 Female

1st Gail Pasco 39.19

2nd Lisa Hollis 43.32

3rd Betty Dozier 46.40

45-54 Male

1st Michael Woods 21.39

2nd John Kelley 24.09

3rd Tommy Bowman 27.06


1st Doc Anderson 35.52

2nd Helen Wallace 40.20

3rd Diane Price 52.46