Feed Stokes races to raise money for local food banks


By Amanda Dodson - adodson@civitasmedia.com



Verna Brewer finished first in the 70-80 group and is greeted by friends at the finish line.


Piedmont Cheering Hearts congratulated winners at the finish line at the annual Feed Stokes.


Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

5K Overall winners: Abigail Hemrick, Samantha Bullin, Jane Priddy Charleville (not pictured), Lupe Luna, Junior Fulks, Richard Ellis


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

The eighth annual Feed Stokes race held on Saturday at King Central Park proved to be a great success, drawing nearly 300 racers to compete in both a 5k and half marathon contest.

“It continues to grow. We had $2,000 more in sponsorships compared to last year and we’re so grateful for that,” said organizer Angie Bailey.

The annual race is a fundraiser for the county’s three food pantries, and last year raised more than $13,000.

“We’re expecting it to be around the same amount this year and it will provide thousands of meals to people who really need it,” Bailey said. “There’s such a huge need in our county. This will have an impact for a lot of families.”

Plans are already underway for next year’s Feed Stokes.

“We’ll start meeting next Wednesday and work to make sure we continue raising money for people in our county,” Bailey said. “It takes about a year to get this ready. We have a great group that works behind the scenes because they care about people in our community. Without them, volunteers, sponsors and people who come out to support this, it wouldn’t be possible.”

“We also appreciate the City of King. It’s wonderful to be able to show off Central Park to all the runners who come in from out of town and out of state,” Bailey added.

For the third year in a row, Meadowbrook Academy won the Jock Lloyd Challenge by having 10 percent of their student body participate in Saturday’s race.

Principal David Hicks said his students look forward to the annual event and it’s a good bonding experience.

“We don’t have sports at our school, so this is our athletic trophy,” Hicks said. “It’s for a great cause and we encourage the kids to come out. They always seem to enjoy it.”

After crossing the finish line on Saturday, runners enjoyed a pancake breakfast provided by the King Rotarians.

To see more pictures from the eighth annual Feed Stokes race, visit www.thestokesnews.com

Amanda Dodson may be reached at 336-813-2426.

Verna Brewer finished first in the 70-80 group and is greeted by friends at the finish line.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Verna.jpgVerna Brewer finished first in the 70-80 group and is greeted by friends at the finish line.

Piedmont Cheering Hearts congratulated winners at the finish line at the annual Feed Stokes.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Cheer.jpgPiedmont Cheering Hearts congratulated winners at the finish line at the annual Feed Stokes.

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0050-1-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0042-1-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0061-2-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0066-2-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0071.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0076-7-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0080.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0083.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

5K Overall winners: Abigail Hemrick, Samantha Bullin, Jane Priddy Charleville (not pictured), Lupe Luna, Junior Fulks, Richard Ellis
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Winners.jpg5K Overall winners: Abigail Hemrick, Samantha Bullin, Jane Priddy Charleville (not pictured), Lupe Luna, Junior Fulks, Richard Ellis Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0091-2-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0095.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0097.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0101-2-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0103.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0131.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0138-8-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0142.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0144-2-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0148-5-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0151.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0155-5-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0158.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0161.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0167.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0169.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0170.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0180-5-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0184-2-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0185-3-.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Runners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_DSC_0198.jpgRunners participate in Saturday’s annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

5K Female 1-14 winners: Emma Layman, Natalie Slate, Taylor Shen
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_F1-14.jpg5K Female 1-14 winners: Emma Layman, Natalie Slate, Taylor Shen Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

5K Female 15-19: Emma Frye, Hannah King (not pictured)
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5K Female 20-29: Emma Tucker, Olivia Smith, Rebekah Capizzani
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5K Female 30-39: Jessica Nickless, Jeanette Hernandez, Jessica Applegate
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_F30-39.jpg5K Female 30-39: Jessica Nickless, Jeanette Hernandez, Jessica Applegate Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

5K Female 40-49: Beth Lillycrop, Angela Mabe, Jane Shen
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5K Female 50-59: Jan Casstevens, Robin Bachmeyer, Elizabeth Brown
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5K Female 60-69: Susan Butler, Sandy Smith, Marie Gordon
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Organizers of the 8th Annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge Angie Bailey, Kathy Burton, Randy Galyean, Eddie Marshall, Gerald Moore, Nikki Pruitt, Renee and Zollie Smith and Debbie Taylor.
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Runners begin Saturday’s 8th Annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge held at Central Park in King benefitting local food pantries in Stokes County.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_FrontPage.jpgRunners begin Saturday’s 8th Annual 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge held at Central Park in King benefitting local food pantries in Stokes County. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Half Marathon female winners: Katie Rose, Maria George, Maria Simpson
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5K Male 30-39: Ben Nickless, Christopher Justice, Jason Edwards
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_M3-39.jpg5K Male 30-39: Ben Nickless, Christopher Justice, Jason Edwards Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

5K Male 15-19 winners: Nicholas Delp, Dawson Durham, Douglas Callahan
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Second grader Javier Hernandez crosses the finish line at the 8th Annual Feed Stokes 5K and Half Marathon at King Central Park on Saturday.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Javier.jpgSecond grader Javier Hernandez crosses the finish line at the 8th Annual Feed Stokes 5K and Half Marathon at King Central Park on Saturday. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

5K Male 20-29: Nathan Hatley, Joshua Smith, William Baucom
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_M20-29.jpg5K Male 20-29: Nathan Hatley, Joshua Smith, William Baucom Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

5K Male 40-49: Travis Konst, Todd Gammons, Andrew Wiener
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5K Male 50-59: Richard Ferguson, Gary Golding, William Ausborn
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5K Male 60-69: Tommy Fansler, Glen Nergart, Dan Anderson
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5K Male 70+ – Doug Brunner, Phillip Gordon
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5K Male 1-14 winners: Ethan Lillycrop, Eli Nickless, Luke Nickless
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Half Marathon male winners: Wes Kessenich, Lindell Servis, Nathan Beamguard
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King Rotary Club provided runners a free pancake breakfast after the race.
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Zollie Smith announced winners from the annual Feed Stokes 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Zollie.jpgZollie Smith announced winners from the annual Feed Stokes 5K / Half Marathon and Jock Lloyd Challenge. Courtesy photos

Stokes County School Superintendent Dr. Brad Rice presented Meadowbrook Academy with the Jock Lloyd Challenge trophy for the third year in a row.
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Meadowbrook.jpgStokes County School Superintendent Dr. Brad Rice presented Meadowbrook Academy with the Jock Lloyd Challenge trophy for the third year in a row. Courtesy photos

By Amanda Dodson

adodson@civitasmedia.com

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