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Starting out 2020 with a Resolution Run

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The South Hill Road Runners got 2021 off to a flying start at Parker Park Friday morning, hosting a 5K fun run with the proceeds benefiting the group’s scholarship fund. (Steve Hinzman photos)
SoVaNow.com / January 06, 2021


The South Hill Road Runners continued what has become a New Year’s Day tradition on Friday by hosting the annual Resolution Run, a 5K fun run to benefit the group’s scholarship fund.

A hardy cohort of intrepid souls ventured out to greet the first day of the new year and test their mettle on the 5K (3.1 mile) Parker Park course.

With the conditions cool and dry, the morning was perfect for running and the racers took full advantage.

Park View cross country runner Justin Zincone finished first overall 20:19, followed by Brunswick Academy runner Brady Burke with a time of 21:57. South Hill police officer Scott Zincone finished third in 21:58, followed by another Dragon cross country team member, Adam Piercy, in fourth place with a time of 23:05.

Emily Zincone was the first place female, finishing in 26:48 followed by Ellie Anderson in 28:37 and Kris Walker in 30:19.

Runners were also invited to participate virtually in the event, although it is unclear if any did so.

Ruthie Kinker, organizer of the event, said, “I’m so happy to see these folks out supporting us in such uncertain times.”

Kinker also said that the South Hill Road Runners’ primary goal is to raise funds to offer scholarships to local high school seniors. The club’s goal is to provide scholarships to three or more local students each year, but due to the pandemic funds are running low and at this time. As of now there will only be one Road Runners scholarship awarded unless further funding is procured. 


Persons interested in supporting the South Hill Road Runners scholarship fund with donations can send the group a message on their Facebook page.



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