Feed Stokes races to raise money for local food banks


By Amanda Dodson - adodson@thestokesnews.com



Andy Stevens crosses the finish line and is greeted by volunteer Eddie Marshall.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Ben Nickless finished first in the 40-49 age division and congratulated his ten-year-old son Luke for placing third in the 1-14 age group.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Joshua Rice finished with a time of 26:08.69.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Brothers Jacob Tilley and Jason Smith completed their 15th race together on Saturday.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Eight-year-old Addie Wallace finished Saturday’s Feed Stokes race with a big smile on her face.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

The Malan family traveled to Stokes County from Denver, Colorado and participated in Feed Stokes on Saturday.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

After the race, spectators, participants and volunteers enjoyed a free pancake breakfast provided by the King Rotarians.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

A runner completes Saturday’s 5K and is handed a water bottle by Gerald Moore.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Germanton Elementary won the Jock Lloyd Challenge trophy by having the highest percentage of students and staff participate at Saturday’s annual Feed Stokes race.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

The annual Feed Stokes race was held on Saturday morning at King Central Park. The fundraiser benefits the county’s three food pantries and in the past has raised around $13,000.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

The annual Feed Stokes race held on Saturday at King Central Park proved to be a great success, drawing more than 250 racers to compete in the certified 5K and half marathon contest.

“Being certified allows us to draw a larger crowd, which helps us raise more money to purchase food for people who need it,” said organizer Angie Bailey.

The race is a fundraiser for the county’s three food pantries, and in the past has generated around $13,000.

Locals and participants from 12 different states came out to show their support.

“We’re from Denver, Colorado,” said Cindy Malan, alongside her husband, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, who all ran the 5K. Her son was finishing up the half marathon.

“My son set a goal to run a half marathon in every state and this is our 14th stop. Instead of just waiting on him, we decided to run as well. We’ve loved being here so far. The people are friendly and it’s a beautiful community. I hope we’ll be back one day,” she said.

Bailey said a key component to making the day possible is the many volunteers.

“We couldn’t do this without them. They truly understand that this is about so much more than just a race; it’s about feeding hungry people in our community.”

According to Bailey, every dollar creates seven meals through the Second Harvest Food Bank.

“People don’t realize how great the need is in Stokes County, but I hope this is a reminder,” she said.

After the race, spectators, participants and volunteers enjoyed a free pancake breakfast provided by the King Rotarians and a coffee bar compliments of Espresso Mechanics Coffee in King.

“It’s one of the things that sets this race apart,” Bailey said. “King Rotary serves a lot of pancakes and they do such a great job. Everyone always appreciates it. Someone recently told me they sign up for this every year for the pancakes and I’m good with that.”

While Bailey enjoys the event, she said the best part is delivering a sizeable check to the food banks.

“All the work it takes to pull something like this off, is completely worth it.”

Winners of Feed Stokes 2018:

5K Overall Females

1st, Alison Bryant, 21:35.9 (39), 2nd, Beth Lillycrop, 26:35.2 (50), 3rd, Pam Lisk, 28:11.6 (54)

5K Overall Males

1st, Alex Lynch, 19:40.5 (15), 2nd, Jon Yoder, 19:41.3 (40), 3rd, Ethan Lillycrop, 20:23.7 (15)

5K Female 1 – 14

1st, Phebe Gullion, 29:16.2 (13), 2nd, Emery Koontz, 31:59.4 (10), 3rd, Makayla Bullins, 33:29.1 (11)

5K Male 1 – 14

1st, Eli Nickless, 23:46.7 (8), 2nd, Matthew Waters, 23:55.6 (14), 3rd, Luke Nickless, 24:30.9 (10)

5K Female 15 – 19

1st, Hannah King, 29:14.8 (17), 2nd, Tristyn Mobley, 30:30.1 (18), 3rd, Samantha Stewart, 37:09.0 (18)

5K Male 15 – 19

1st, Cole Rothrock, 22:17.9 (18), 2nd, Douglas Challihan, 24:10.9 (17), 3rd, Carlos Ornelas, 49:46.4 (17)

5K Female 20 – 29

1st, Alexis Horton, 31:49.9 (28), 2nd, Sarah Browder, 33:42.3 (25), 3rd, Katie Fowler, 34:06.2 (28)

5K Male 20 – 29

1st, Jacob Tilley, 37:33.5 (24), 2nd, Kenneth Evans, 51:44.7 (29)

5K Female 30 – 39

1st, Keasha Rice, 30:32.9 (37), 2nd, Lynzee Malan, 33:53.2 (39), 3rd, Kelly Voss, 43:35.0 (34)

5K Male 30 – 39

1st, Dario Saldana, 21:47.9 (37), 2nd, Jason Edwards, 24:07.7 (37), 3rd, Austin Armstrong, 24:48.7 (31)

5K Female 40 – 49

1st, Lori Zamudio, 29:56.2 (46), 2nd, Elke Royal, 30:49.8 (48), 3rd, Michelle Barnett, 32:20.6 (40)

5K Male 40 – 49

1st, Ben Nickless, 24:33.4 (40), 2nd, Doug Rose, 25:22.3 (42), 3rd, Roy Osborn, 35:44.2 (49)

5K Female 50 – 59

1st, Robin Horton, 31:47.5 (51), 2nd, Lori White, 34:03.8 (54), 3rd, Elizabeth Brown, 34:06.8 (59)

5K Male 50 – 59

1st, Richard Ellis, 20:49.8 (54), 2nd, Richard Oreskovic, 22:18.6 (54), 3rd, Benny Lisk, 23:42.0 (55)

5K Female 60 – 69

1st, Sharon Nance, 38:28.3 (62), 2nd, Cindy Malan, 45:49.2 (63), 3rd, Dwight Ashburn, 1:10:05.3 (65)

5K Male 60 – 69

1st, Larry Bridges, 28:07.1 (65), 2nd, Tommy Fansler, 28:29.0 (66), 3rd, William Nance, 32:30.8 (63)

5K Female 70+

1st, Marlene Mccraw, 30:40.0 (71), 2nd, Verna s. Brewer, 42:05.6 (78), 3rd, Jean Watson, 54:58.9 (72)

5K Male 70+

1st, Doug Brunner, 27:57.0 (71), 2nd, Phillip Gordon, 33:55.6 (72)

Half Marathon Overall Females

1st, Ha Green, 1:38:05.4 (41), 2nd, Katie Rose, 1:42:48.1 (35), 3rd, Taylor Cockerham, 1:43:41.5 (28)

Half Marathon Overall Males

1st, Hugo Salas Delgado, 1:24:23.8 (33), 2nd, Jacob Boyd, 1:24:25.2 (32), 3rd, Nathan Beamguard, 1:25:28.7 (45)

Half Marathon Male 1 – 14

1st, Jack Zamudio, 1:42:08.2 (13)

Half Marathon Female 20 – 29

1st, Olivia Fowler, 1:55:01.0 (20), 2nd, Elizabeth Penley, 1:58:19.8 (23), 3rd, Colleen Sands, 2:01:37.7 (27)

Half Marathon Male 20 – 29

1st, Hunter Grubbs, 1:37:08.6 (22), 2nd, Nicolas Velazquez, 1:37:59.6 (24), 3rd, Garrett Collins, 2:31:04.5 (26)

Half Marathon Female 30 – 39

1st, Rachael Small, 1:45:22.0 (32), 2nd, Kimberly Balance, 1:52:46.6 (35), 3rd, Crystal Bullins, 1:53:04.6, (34)

Half Marathon Male 30 – 39

1st, Eric Hoyme, 1:28:59.6 (39), 2nd, Mark Simpson, 1:39:08.4 (39), 3rd, Jason Rose, 1:45:11.0 (36)

Half Marathon Female 40 – 49

1st, Kristen Fisher, 1:52:31.5 (44), 2nd, Tracy Wesley, 1:54:15.4 (40), 3rd, Jessica Edwards, 1:57:31.0 (41)

Half Marathon Male 40 – 49

1st, Ken Bush, 1:27:35.5 (45), 2nd, Brett Dixon, 1:28:09.5 (48), 3rd, Rory Lewellyn, 1:31:11.6 (47)

Half Marathon Female 50 – 59

1st, Lisa Evans, 2:01:35.9 (52), 2nd, Wendy Cartwright, 2:13:50.9 (50), 3rd, Andrea Lynch, 2:18:38.8 (50)

Half Marathon Male 50 – 59

1st, Daniel McDowell, 1:29:35.9 (50), 2nd, Robert Booze, 1:31:42.6 (53), 3rd, Ruben Salas Quezada, 1:37:35.1 (58)

Half Marathon Female 60 – 69

1st, Ethlyn Csontos, 2:19:43.3 (67), 2nd, Jill Van Veen, 2:42:54.6 (62)

Half Marathon Male 60 – 69

1st, John Griffenhagen, 1:52:06.5 (61), 2nd, Keith Wood, 2:31:42.7 (68)

Half Marathon Male 70+

1st, Finn Hassing, 1:40:12.2 (74)

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

Andy Stevens crosses the finish line and is greeted by volunteer Eddie Marshall.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_DSC_0304-1.jpgAndy Stevens crosses the finish line and is greeted by volunteer Eddie Marshall. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Ben Nickless finished first in the 40-49 age division and congratulated his ten-year-old son Luke for placing third in the 1-14 age group.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_DSC_0262-1.jpgBen Nickless finished first in the 40-49 age division and congratulated his ten-year-old son Luke for placing third in the 1-14 age group. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Joshua Rice finished with a time of 26:08.69.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_DSC_0271-1.jpgJoshua Rice finished with a time of 26:08.69. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Brothers Jacob Tilley and Jason Smith completed their 15th race together on Saturday.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_DSC_0310-1.jpgBrothers Jacob Tilley and Jason Smith completed their 15th race together on Saturday. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Eight-year-old Addie Wallace finished Saturday’s Feed Stokes race with a big smile on her face.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_DSC_0311-1.jpgEight-year-old Addie Wallace finished Saturday’s Feed Stokes race with a big smile on her face. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

The Malan family traveled to Stokes County from Denver, Colorado and participated in Feed Stokes on Saturday.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_DSC_0313-1.jpgThe Malan family traveled to Stokes County from Denver, Colorado and participated in Feed Stokes on Saturday. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

After the race, spectators, participants and volunteers enjoyed a free pancake breakfast provided by the King Rotarians.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_DSC_0315-1.jpgAfter the race, spectators, participants and volunteers enjoyed a free pancake breakfast provided by the King Rotarians. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

A runner completes Saturday’s 5K and is handed a water bottle by Gerald Moore.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_DSC_0306-1.jpgA runner completes Saturday’s 5K and is handed a water bottle by Gerald Moore. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Germanton Elementary won the Jock Lloyd Challenge trophy by having the highest percentage of students and staff participate at Saturday’s annual Feed Stokes race.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_29027471_1484965424958675_9082560829680779264_o-1.jpgGermanton Elementary won the Jock Lloyd Challenge trophy by having the highest percentage of students and staff participate at Saturday’s annual Feed Stokes race. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

The annual Feed Stokes race was held on Saturday morning at King Central Park. The fundraiser benefits the county’s three food pantries and in the past has raised around $13,000.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_DSC_0250-1.jpgThe annual Feed Stokes race was held on Saturday morning at King Central Park. The fundraiser benefits the county’s three food pantries and in the past has raised around $13,000. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

By Amanda Dodson

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