Running for scholarships

Published 9:37 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

Approximately 165 runners and walkers rose to a brisk Saturday morning to take part in the seventh annual Run High Bridge 5K, sponsored by the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc. and Centra Southside Community Hospital.

To view more photos from the event, click here.

Organizations donated a number of raffle prizes, and the running times were recorded by Riverside Runners.

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Organizer Linda Lineweaver confirmed that the event this year raised a total of $12,525.

The run’s overall winner and top male winner was Middlebrook resident Clay Jones, whose clock time was 17:52.

Cumberland resident John Bapties took second place overall, running the course at 18:39.

Katelin Peropat, of Red House, took the top female winner and sixth place overall winner at 20:50.

“The 5K run has been our most successful fundraiser for scholarships,” Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc. President Bruce Robinson said. “We enjoy the participation of runners and walkers of all ages from all over the state as well as several surrounding states. Students of Cumberland High School benefit greatly from this event and we hope to continually increase participation in the years to come.”

Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit established in 2001, uses donations to offset expenses spent by Cumberland County Public Schools