Brandermill 7.4k race starts the Fourth’s festivities

Posted July 9, 2013 at 2:48 PM, Filed Under: Sports, Village Mill

After what seemed like an endless week of rain, the clouds lifted just in time for the third annual Brandermill 7.4k. The race, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, raised over $4,000 and brought 210 runners through the Brandermill community. 

Chris Motta, after taking second the last two years, won the event in a time of 26:04. Following him were Kevin Peggs with a time of 27:10 and 16-year-old Joseph Boyle in 27:31.

The women were led by Elizabeth Knize, the 2011 winner, in a time of 27:56. Knize, who balances her training with raising 2-year-old twins, was fifth overall.
Brandermill male finishers
Second and third place women were Kate Spangler in 31:15 and Charity Spencer in 32:40. 

Alex Addison of Oak Springs was the top male Brandermill finisher with a time of 28:01, followed by Jacob Novak of Fox Chase in 29:19, and Brett McCreight of Heritage Woods in 32:57.

Top female Brandermill finishers were Hana Brilliant of Riverbirch Trace in 38:47, Dawn Dyorond of North Beach in 39:42, and 14-year-old Emma Raugh of Winterberry Ridge in 41:19. 
Top Brandermill female  finishers
The race attracted all sorts of Brandermill residents, ranging in age from 10-year-old Cokie Robinson to 72-year-old Dan Foldenauer.

“It’s great to race an event that brings out the best of the Brandermill community while also raising money for a very important cause,” said Race Director Greg Hendler of Winterberry Ridge. “I would like to thank the BCA for helping with the event as well as our two sponsors, Chesterfield Federal Credit Union and Lucky Foot running store.”