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15-year-old wins Big Little Run

Columbia’s Big Little Run 5K hosted by Big Brothers, Big Sisters on Dec. 12 had a healthy turnout of 72 finishers.

Blythewood’s William Beacham, 15, led the field to the finish in 18:12. Lexington’s Zach Demoya, 23, was second in 18:17, and third place went to Columbian Andrew Busbee, 15. His time was 19:40. Irmo’s Sara Bonner, 34, finished 10th overall as the first female finisher. Her time was 22:03. Gina Campbell, 34, finished as second female overall in 17th place in 24:29. Lindsay Joyner’s time as third female finisher was 25:15.

The West Columbia Arthritis Foundation hosted its Jingle Bell 5K on Dec. 5 and had 101 finishers. Jonathan Kinsey, 30, was first overall in 15:01. He led Columbian Ryan Plexico, 32, who finished second in 16:54. Long time coach and Masters runner, Columbian Mark Bedenbaugh, 53, was third overall in 18:12. The top three women finished in 9th, 10th, and 11th places. Mary Eandi, 39, ran 21:24. Kayla Millholland, 22, finished in 21:35. Marilyn Mosbrugger, 12, finished in 21:46.

On Dec. 12, 250 runners completed the Harborside Lights 5K. Columbian Orinthal Striggles finished with a speedy 16:23. Columbian Eddy Lopez, 23, was second in 16:33. Columbian Jordan Lybrand, 28, was third overall in 17:25. Shawanna White, 35, was first female in 17:53 and fifth overall finisher. Lexington’s Tammy Putt, 31, was second female, 11th overall in 19:26. Also from Lexington, Alexandra Niggeman, 14, was third female and 18th overall finisher in 20:54.

The same day, Lugoff’s Brett Morley, 23, led 193 runners to the Jingle Bell 5K finish line in Columbia in 15:26. Columbian Theo Kahler, 17, was second in 17:18. Camden’s Garrett Lawson, 15, was third in 18:35. Lugoff’s Heather Costello, 37, was first female and fourth overall in 19:09. Lexington’s Tammy Putt, 31, was second female and 7th overall in 19:39. Ridgeway’s Sharon Cole, 48, was third female finisher in 23:21.

Upcoming Races

JANUARY 9

COLUMBIA 7:45 a.m. Palmetto Health Walk For Life 10K; 8 a.m. 5K.

CHARLESTON 8 a.m. Bulldog Breakaway 5K. INFO: (843) 708-9618.

FLORENCE 4:30 p.m. Legwarmers For Literacy 5K; INFO: florenceliteracy@yahoo.com

FORT MILL 8 a.m. Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run 10K; 5K 8:05 a.m. INFO: (704) 893-3800 (x103), info@s2fcharlotte.com

GAFFNEY 9 a.m. Race for the Grasshopper 5K; INFO: (864) 978-7295.

TRAVELERS REST 8 a.m. Resolution Run Half Marathon & 5K. INFO: (864) 834-2400.

JANUARY 16

COLUMBIA 8:30 a.m. MLK Celebration 5K Run/Walk & Family Kid Runs. INFO: (803) 799-4786.

DATAW ISLAND 10 a.m. Resolution Run 5K; INFO: janie@lowcountryhabitat.org

GREENVILLE 9 a.m. Greenville News Run Downtown 5K; INFO: (864) 298-4729.

CHARLESTON 8 a.m. Charleston Marathon; Half-Marathon & 5K. Bike Ride on 1/17, 8:30 a.m. INFO: info@charlestonmarathon.com

JANUARY 23

COLUMBIA 8 a.m. Red Shoe Run 10K; 5K 8:15 a.m. INFO: jessica@rmhcofcolcolumbia.org

COLUMBIA 9 a.m. R.O.C. 7K Trail Run. INFO: sckulik@gocolumbiamo.com

COLUMBIA 2 p.m. The GREAT AMAZING RACE: Adventure/obstacle race for adults & kids Grades K-12. INFO: info@greatamazingrace.com

COLUMBIA Long Run Pizza Run @ 1:45 p.m.

SPARTANBURG 9 a.m. SPACE Hot Chocolate 8K Run/Walk. INFO: Lora High (864) 384-2371.

N. MYRTLE BEACH 9 a.m. Winter Run 5K & 15K Road Race. INFO: drjtroxell@gmail.com

JANUARY 24

CHARLESTON 2 p.m. THE GREAT AMAZING RACE, adventure/obstacle race for adults & kids grades k-12. Info: info@greatamazingrace.com

JANUARY 30

GREENVILLE 8:30 a.m. A Hero’s 5K. INFO: aheros5K@gmail.com

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND. 8:30 a.m. 33rd Annual Charlie Post Classic 15K & 5K. INFO: www.charlestonrunningclub.com

.FEBRUARY 6

COLUMBIA 8 a.m. Lagniappe 5K INFO: wcraiggiles@gmail.com

COLUMBIA 7:45 a.m. MGC Long Run; 15K/15K 3 person Team Relay/5K/Kids’ Fun Run INFO: Selwyn Blake @sblake@strictlyrunning.com

CHARLESTON 9 a.m. Go Red Run 5K, In Memory of Robin Seay. INFO: crisp@goraceproductions.com

CLINTON 8 a.m. CrossFit864 Half-Marathon & 5K. INFO: info@crossfit864.com

FOLLY BEACH 8:30 a.m. Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K. INFO: actioncarolina@yahoo.com

GREENVILLE 9 a.m. Half-Moon Outfitters Foothills Drifter 6K. INFO: (864) 233-4001.

GREENWOOD 8:30 a.m. Run Your Ice Off 8K; 5K 8:35 a.m. INFO: (864) 223-8431.

FORT MILL 9 a.m. Oral Cancer Foundation Run For Awareness 5K: In Memory of Jeremy Blevins. INFO: susan.oct.nj@gmail.com

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