Annual Sunrise on the Square Road Race a success
by Bradley Hartsell
The annual Sunrise on the Square included ideal weather and a first-time winner who actually pushed his baby in a stroller.
The race, hosted by Main Street Newnan, began at 8 a.m. at Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center on West Court Square at West Broad and traveled down LaGrange Street to the area of Newnan High School. The race of more than 125 runners was preceded by a 7:45 a.m. one-mile “fun run,” and was followed by an 8:45 a.m. “tot trot,” where toddlers raced down the block of West Broad.
“The race has been great, the weather was good and everybody showed up, so we’re thankful for that,” said race director Courtney Collins of Main Street Newnan. “We had a lot of determined runners. The biggest thing we saw this year was a dad and baby winning the race.”
The run through Newnan’s historic districts had Yuri Force finishing first, all whi pushing his baby daughter in a stroller, at a time of 19 minutes and 13 seconds, the only winner under the 20-minute mark.
The other winners, by gender and age group, starting with females:
Female winner: Ashley Wood, 20:53 Age 11-14: Madeline Wall, 49.52 Age 15-19: Ashley Burgin, 33.15 Age 20-24: Neathner Jones, 22:50 Age 25-29: Lindsey Barber, 26:00 Age 30-34: Dallas Marsteller: 27:34 Age 35-39: Kim Malik, time unavilable Age 40-44: Ev Sogbeasan, 27:39 Age 45-49: Kim Baid, 30:23 Age 50-54: Robin Osborn, 26:05 Age 55-59: Debbie Kee, 34:35 Age 60-64: Babara Nasworthy, time unavailable Age 65-69: Kathy Givens, 43:46
Male masters winner: Steve Janney, 22:25 Age 10 and under: David Waters, 26:20 Age 11-14: David Ponce, time unavailable Age 15-19: Stephen Burns, 20:12 Age 20-24: Craig Garmany, 25:26 Age 25-29: Peter Mac Donough, 23:10 Age 30-34: Allen Taylor, 23:16 Age 35-39: Josh Hickman, 25:34 Age 40-44: Neil Redick, 23:25 Age 45-49: Chuck Esan, 24:55 Age 50-54: Vic Engel, 23:55 Age 55-50: Nate Novavno, 25:09 Age 60-64: Tim Effler, 25:51 Age 65-69: Mike Williams, 27:40