Saturday, July 27 at 8:20 am
Fredricksen Library LOOP 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk 2013
presented by Holy Spirit Health System
The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library Loop 5K has become one of the most popular summer races in Central Pennsylvania, and the 8th annual race held on July 27, 2013 was no exception.
With a record 400 runners and 56 walkers, this year’s event raised close to $13,000 to support our community library. A new registration location and timing company added to the improvements made to this year’s fundraising event.
This year’s race times were again impressive, with Brian Beegle winning with a run of 15:14. Matt Gillette finished second with a time of 15:29 and Mike Zwatty rounded out the top three with a time of 17:01.7. Mary Dell was the top women’s finisher with a time of 17:11.2. Emily Dubs finished second with a time of 18:09.5 and 2012 Library Loop finalist Jessica Totaro finished third with a time of 19:19.5. A complete list of all race results is available HERE. The youngest runner at age 5, Fiona Flickinger finished with a time of 28:58.8. In the 60+ men’s category, returning participant Gary Grobman finished 15th OVERALL with a time of 19:29.5. Prizes, trophies and medals were presented by Sister Romaine Niemeyer, CEO of Holy Spirit Health System, Bonnie Goble, Fredricksen Library Director, and Sean Patrick Quinlan, Library Loop Committee Chairman. Fredricksen’s famous Book Cart Drill Team performed for the crowd prior to the awards ceremony, with their version of Pride and Prejudice meets Michael Jackson’s Thriller. SEE THE VIDEO HERE!
Holy Spirit Health System was the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Library Loop 5K and they were well represented with well over 100 runners, walkers and volunteers participating. Central Penn College was the event’s Start/Finish Line Sponsor, with their mascot, Sir Will, firing the starting gun. Additional sponsorship was provided by Centric Bank, Hempt Bros., L.B. Smith, Paytime and Fulton Bank, BURN 30, Dr. Brice Arndt & Camp Hill Dentist, Holmes Cycling and Fitness, Spangler and Boyer Electric and Personal Mortgage Advisors. In-Kind sponsorship was provided by Classic Drycleaners and Laundromats, the Friends of Fredricksen, Gunn Mowery, LLC, Karns Quality Foods and Road ID.
The generosity of our sponsors and the enthusiasm and dedication of the army of Loop volunteers again made this event a wonderful success! Thank you all!
THANK YOU to our 2013 sponsors
Holy Spirit Health System
Central Penn College
Fulton Bank | Paytime | L.B. Smith | Centric Bank | Hempt Brothers, Inc.
Burn 30 Personal Fitness | Personal Mortgage Advisors | Spangler & Boyer Electric
Camp Hill Dentist | Holmes Cycling & Fitness
Classic Drycleaners | Karns | Road ID | Gunn Mowery LLC