The annual Lub Dub Run was held at Bothwell Regional Health Center Saturday morning, April 30 with a nice, refreshing drizzle falling on 568 runners and walkers.

There was a 5K and 10K route to choose from this year, and a commemorative event medal was presented to everyone who crossed the finish line. KIX-105's Beau Matthews was the emcee for the highly popular event.

The event was organized by the BRHC Foundation. The Foundation resources make possible: the latest medical equipment and facilities for the best patient diagnosis and treatment; disease prevention and health education for community heath-care needs; recruiting and retaining the best medical staff for this area; and locally managed and community owned health care.

"We were up slightly from what we had last year," said Lisa Church, Foundation executive director. "Early indications are that we will top $40,000 in fund-raising, which will be a new record. Our gross income last year was $33,400. The reason for the increase is mainly an increase in our sponsorships."

Funds raised benefit the Camye Callis Gaspard Memorial Heart Fund, which have been used to purchase equipment for the hospital's cardiac cath lab, exercise equipment for the cardiac rehab program, and most recently AEDs here in Sedalia and in Benton County. The fund was created by the Callis-Gaspard families after Camye, a daughter, sister, wife and mother, died of undiagnosed heart disease at a young age. Many of Camye’s family were there -- as they are every year – and handed out medals.

Something new this year was finish medals; everyone crossing the finish line received a medal. We also have a Corporate Challenge, where companies compete in different categories. Corporate Challenge winners were:

Company with greatest number of employees participating: ProEnergy
Company with highest percentage of employees participating: Bichsel Jewelry
Company with best overall finish in 5K race: Bothwell Regional Health Center

In the 10K Run, there were 50 finishers (33 females and 17 males) with an average time of 1:02.20.

The top 10 males were: Payton Camirand 44.15, Samuel Wilhelm 49.20, John Ball 50.29, Tom Tally 52.40, Austin Johnson 53.07, Joseph Grandfield 53.42, Travis Reid 55.15, Billy Foster 57.31, James Hayes 57.38, Gary Moser 57.13.

The top 10 females were: Kim Ream 50.41, Tami Hesseltine 52.53, Kelsey Baldwin 53.28, Stephanie Hanning 53.43, Julie Bonar 56.03, Rachel Jones 56.20, Janelle Willis 56.44, Brittany Pritchard 57.35, Angela Gentry 58.28, Patricia Hegger-Ferguson 58.34.

In the 5K Run, there were 236 finishers (159 females and 77 males) with an average time of 49.15.

The top 10 males were: Gary McKinsey 18.28, Faron Miller 19.42, Josh Herrick 20.53, Anthony Monsees 22.15, Todd Holman 23.10, Mark Scholl 23.41, Tony Leiter 23.56, Brad Collier 24.21, Aric Snyder, III.

The top 10 females were: Sarah Davis 24.07, Sarah Wuellner 27.12, Julie Bush 27.48, Melissa Gudde 28.12, Chloe Buckley 28.27, Caten Lucchesi 28.28, Gaye Hiller 28.32, Sarah Jennings 28.38, Klaudine Brickman 28.40.

In the 5K Walk, there were 187 finishers (133 females and 54 males) with an average time of 56.15.

The top 10 males were: Aiden Scholl 39.14, Dyarl Lewis, 40.27, Tom Freeman 43.40, Mark Callis 43.58, Lynn Corpening 44:02, John Drennon 45.08, JT Fox 46.04, James Fox 46.05, Bradley Burch 46.14, Robert Parker 47.36.

The top 10 females were Amanda Eisenbarth 38.30, Ruth Oswald 41.27, Catherine Quattlebaum 41.35, Linda Harris 41.41, Christina Tils 41.53, Hannah Sartin 42.27, Emily Rhoad 44.26, Michele Corpening 45.01, Celia Roasch, 45.26.

UltraMax Sports provided chip timing embedded in each runner's numbered bib for accurate, computerized results. For complete results, go their website.