One hundred thirty runners crossed the finish line at the Kanab Center on May 13, Mother’s Day weekend, during the Kanab 10K.
Right to left, photos by Angie Glover:
Apple Valley resident Tony Pryatel is all smiles after crossing the finish line - he has been running the Kanab 10K since 1988! All photos by Angie Glover, AngGlover Photography.
The runners congregating at Moqui Cave for a safety meeting shortly before the race began.
And they’re off!
Father and son duo Harry (right) and Cody Barber cross the finish line together as Alan Alldredge (far left) announces them.
Andi Chamberlain receives a rose from one of her children after she crosses the finish line.
Julian Williams (left) and Mason Barber neck-and-neck as they cross the finish line!
The Men’s overall first place win went to Jerod Vlers, Page, Ariz., with an amazing time of 34:47, Ricky Symington, St. George, Utah, was hot on his tracks finishing with a time of 35:11, landing the second place spot. Jared Mentz took third place with a time of 36:04. Kristin Smith, Kanab, was the Women’s overall first place winner with an amazing time of 44:00! Stephane Blauer, Parowan, Utah, took the second place spot with a time of 45:20. Rounding out the top three finishers in the Women’s category was Katja Knoll, Kanab, with a time of 48:15! You can find all the results for all of the participants at www.runnercard.com.
The weather was ideal for running as the competitors set off on the gorgeous route along Highway 89 from Moqui Cave to Kanab. The race concluded at the Kanab Center, where onlookers and supporters cheered the competitors as they passed the finish line. As part of the finish line festivities, Adria’s Restaurant served a scrumptious pancake breakfast to the runners and spectators in addition to Shana Clark hosting a health fair for everyone to enjoy.
Many participants expressed their love for our shirts, and we are grateful to Elisa Lineman for helping us order and receive the shirts on time. She did such an amazing job guiding us and making everything so simple.
Beautiful sandstone awards were provided by Western Hills-Nature’s Showcase, and they were given to the winners in each age group.
All of the food for our runners’ breakfast was donated generously by Adria Sexson, owner of Adria’s Restaurant, who also volunteered the time of her staff to prepare and serve it. The address of Adria’s Restaurant and Sports Bar is 86 S 200 W Kanab, UT. Visit them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Fridays, they also host a karaoke night. Make sure to check them out for good food and a good time!
We also want to recognize Angie Glover, owner of Ang- Glover Photography. She did an amazing job documenting the event and made the pho- tos readily available to everyone.
The Kane County Office of Tourism deserves a special thank you for helping to publicize the event. Lannell Dove went above and beyond to guide us through this time. Without your assistance, we genuinely could not have succeeded!
The assistance of the Kanab City Police, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Highway Patrol, Kane County Search & Rescue, Kanab City Buildings & Grounds Department and EMT staff is also crucial to the success of this event. They are fantastic at watching out for the participants’ security and welfare. It means a lot to have their continuous support and assistance with our event every year.
Alan Alldredge deserves special recognition for serving as our MC for this event.
Thanks to the Kanab High School Track & Field Team for timing the competitors at the finish line. Staff members from the Volunteer Center and the Kanab Center, in particular Lannell Dove and John Jacobs, were crucial in getting racers to the starting line, assisting with race equipment, locating volunteers and maintaining the aid stations. The many volunteers are appreciated for helping to make the race successful and for assisting to clean up afterward. We are grateful to everyone who participated in the race and made it possible.