Running for DarrenPublished 11:18am Monday, May 13, 2013
Memorial run draws 280 runners
About 70 volunteers and 280 runners took on the wind Saturday for the second annual Darren Dash half marathon, 5K and kiddie run.
Peter Torkelson won the men’s half marathon, and Shelley Thompson won the women’s half marathon. Eric Overby took the men’s 5K, and Kimberly Case won the women’s 5K.
The races, which are held in memory of Austin’s Darren Lewis and raise money for Desperate Tears, had good turnouts, said Scott Lewis, Darren’s brother. Despite the cool, windy weather, there were just 37 fewer runners than last year.
Among funds for Desperate Tears — an organization that raises awareness for suicide prevention — proceeds will also go toward Austin High School and Pacelli Catholic cross country runners. Lewis said about 20 area businesses also sponsored the race.
Total funds raised were not yet available.