St. Nick Kick Draws 143 Runners And Walkers
N3 Sports Team
The snow started falling around 7 AM Saturday morning despite the Weather Channel forecast showing 0% chance of precipitation. But when the ChoiceOne St. Nick Kick is taking place, there needs to be snow to set the scene of Christmas!
143 runners gathered at Newaygo High School for the 6th Annual ChoiceOne St. Nick Kick. Santa hats, Christmas colored socks and jingle bells donned the participants, creating an...
...atmosphere of holiday cheer and joy!
Whether there to run the 5K, 10K or the 1 mile fun run/walk, everyone was smiling, excited and anxious to compete.
This event is a River Country Chamber of Commerce sponsored event, but registration proceeds go to benefit the Newaygo High School Cross Country team.
In the 5K, the Men’s Overall Winner was Ludek Cizinski, with a time of 18:09. 2nd Place was Ryan Brummel of Newaygo with a time of 18:52. The Women’s Overall Winner was Yadira Paz with a time of 22:44, and half an inch behind her was Samantha Dosch. The Men’s Masters Division winner (over the age of 40) was Rod Richards with a time of 20:33. And the Women’s Masters Division winner was Jennifer Badgero with a time of 25:24.
The 10K Men’s Overall Winner was 16 year old Kaleb Rounds with a time of 41:23. 2nd Place was Chip Furst with a time of 42:29. The Women’s Overall Winner was Emma Westerholm with a time of 46:19. 2nd Place was Donna Fleener with a time of 51:35. The Men’s Masters Division winner was Jack Mueller with a time of 43:57. And the Women’s Masters Division winner was Donna Fleener!
The prize for the youngest participant in the running events went to Ryleigh Alderink from Holton, who is 5 years old. She also participated in the Turkey Trot last week. In both events she ran the entire 5K. In the St. Nick Kick, she came in with a time of 37:57
Complete results are included below.
“Every year this event grows in both participation numbers and sponsor involvement. I could not be more thankful for the support of the community businesses and the runners from near and far who come to run and walk in this festive event,” said Alexis Mercer, Race Director and NHS Cross Country Coach.
The River Country Chamber of Commerce and Newaygo High School Cross Country Team would like to thank the following sponsors who made this event possible:
Kohley’s Water and Propane
Newaygo Family Dental
Cronk’s Oakridge Restaurant
Family Health Care
Dan Vos Construction
White Cloud Physical Therapy
Wendy’s - chili donation