Second annual Big Chill raises nearly $6,000 for Communities in Schools Featured

Second annual Big Chill raises nearly $6,000 for Communities in Schools Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News

Local runners kicked off their weekend with a chilly, yet rewarding event Saturday morning.

The second annual Big Chill 5k, 10k and a half marathon launched at 8 am from downtown Emporia. This year's race raised nearly $6,000 for Communities in Schools of Mid America here in Emporia.

According to CIS Communications Director and Big Chill Organizer Victoria Partridge, those funds will be used to support CIS' mission of removing any and all barriers between students and their education.


Total participation numbers are not available, however, Partridge says they had runners take part from 10 different states including Washington and North Carolina just to name a few. Medals were awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each distance.

The top three finishers and their times are as follows 

5K Male 

1st Place: Raul Orozco - 18:30 

2nd Place: Noah Coltrane - 26:01 

3rd Place: Maurice Shelton - 27:50 

5K Female 

1st Place: Madison Stewart - 28:07 

2nd Place: Susie Gray - 28:51 

3rd Place: Peyton Kitchens - 29:41 

10K Male

1st Place: Colin Gray - 52:36 

2nd Place: Drew Rickabaugh - 56:01 

3rd Place: Chase Hammond - 1:07:40 

10K Female 

1st Place: Nancy Butler - 52:26 

2nd Place: Elizabeth Tabares - 56:00 

3rd Place: Brianna Rickabaugh - 57:31 

Half Marathon Male 

1st Place: Hugo Escobar - 1:19:30 

2nd Place: Alexander Walters - 1:22:40 

3rd Place: Anton Sandoval - 1:24:43 

Half Marathon Female 

1st Place: Mandy Zimmerman - 1:25:42 

2nd Place: Gracely Briley - 1:35:56 

3rd Place: Christina Addison - 1:37:08 

Photos by Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News 


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