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THOUSANDS TURNOUT PAYLESS KTF 5K

This years Payless Kick The Fat 5k brought the numbers as thousands of runners participated in the Saturday morning event! Check in here with a brief recap and the complete results from the run, along with photos by GSPN’s Richard Camacho IV.

PRESS RELEASE – (Hagåtña, GUAM) – Saturday, March 21, 2015 – Pay-Less Markets Community Foundation’s 19thannual “Kick the Fat 5K Run/Walk & Community Fair” welcomed a record crowd of close to 4,000 participants this morning at Paseo and raised thousands for event beneficiaries: Sanctuary, Inc of Guam, Erica’s House of Hope, Harvest House, Rigalu Foundation, Make-a-wish Foundation, Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam and Parents Empowering Parents, Inc.

Official overall winners of the event were Derek Mandell (1st place male finisher) and Peri Bowman (1st place female finisher), running 15:53 and 18:50, respectively. 2015 KTF 5k results can be found at http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-10671?lc=en

Kathy Sgro, Chairwoman and Executive Vice President of Pay-Less Supermarkets said, “The Pay-Less Community Foundation and our generous sponsors are proud to continue offering this event to promote health and wellness to a growing number of participants each year. We introduced chip timing, along with a packet pickup event in an effort to improve and expand Pay-Less’ largest annual community event and we are honored by the continued outpouring of community support for our seven local non-profit beneficiaries.” Sgro invited the community like and follow the Pay-Less Kick the Fat facebook page for chip-timed official race results and exciting announcements regarding next year’s 20th annual Kick the Fat event.

The Pay-Less Kick the Fat event continued their pledge to “go green” as event organizers worked closely with iRecycle to provide recycling stations at the community fair and signage along the course to educate runners on how to keep our island sustainable. The event’s community fair featured various demonstrations and information on health, fitness and the environment.

PHOTO GALLERY:

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

First finisher to cross the line was speedster John Aquino, though Derek Mandell was the first chip runner to finish. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

First finisher to cross the line was speedster John Aquino, though Derek Mandell was the first chip runner to finish. (photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

(photo by Richard Camacho IV)

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