The 27th-annual Alburtis 5K Run/Walk was held Aug. 13 through portions of the borough. Many participants, young and old alike, showed up to run the hilly course, which stretches through the main thoroughfare of Alburtis and into and around historic Lock Ridge Park.
For younger runners, the Quinna Schleicher Fun Run was included before the 5K, named in memory of a lifeguard, athlete and friend of the Alburtis pool.
Among this year's spectators were Ferrous, the IronPigs' mascot, and Red from Red Robin restaurant, who were on hand to entertain and cheer on the participants.
Taking first place in the 5K was Josh Wesalo, all the way from Baltimore, Md., in a time of 16:44.26. The top female finisher was Lauretta Dezubay in 17:44.48.
Top three finishers in each category were as follows:
Overall Finishers - Male: Wesalo, Aaron Lichtenwalter, Sam Summer; Overall Finishers - Female: Dezubay, Karen Lehman, Nina Delong.
Masters Division Finishers - Male: Doug Hochstetler, Cary Lehman, Steven Werley; Masters Division - Finishers - Female: Lehman, Nancy Hobbs, Ardyth Hall.
14 and Under Male - Anthony Hartzog, Collin Riegel, Cameron Widdoss; 14 and Under Female - Shannon Myrick, Emily Lambert, Morgan Warminsky.
Ages 15-18 Male - Daniel Trout, Joshua Ehret, Tyler S. Kennedy; Ages 15-18 Female - Emily Massaro, Abigail Lambert.
Ages 19-29 Male - Josh Lambert, Steve Jurell, Jerrod Foley; Ages 19-29 Female - Ellen Grow, Lyndsay Johnson, Ali Brosky.
Ages 30-39 Male - Kevin Wikert, Michael Lang, Al Herzog; Ages 30-39 Female - Sara Lorge-Butler, Kelly Wilder, Jennifer Lacroix.
Ages 40-49 Male - Timothy Lambert, Bill Ehrlich, Steve Palencar; Ages 40-49 Female - Amy Riegel, Miriam Salas, Christine Quier.
Ages 50-59 Male - David Ackerman, Brad Trump, Terry Heckman; Ages 50-59 Female - Michele Jones, Ellen Dashe, Donita Marze.
Ages 60-69 Male - Gary Ward, John Hartzog; Ages 60-69 Female - Kathy Walbert, Molly Sebastian.
Age 70-plus Male - Caryl Pettijohn; Age 70-plus Female - None.
Walkers Male - Mike Stegura - 29:43.71, Tom Lager, Patrick Hartman; Walkers Female - Julie Edgar - 32:53.54, Michele Kereluk, Jessica Findlay.