Fourth Annual Mint Springs 5K

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Bekah Poppinga, Jo Thompson and Gaby Gorman. Photo: Allie Pesch.

Despite several days of rain leading up to this year’s Crozet Running Mint Springs Trail 5k, 235 finishers conquered the challenging “5k-ish” course (it might be closer to four miles than three) on May 13. Runners and walkers climbed to some of the highest points on the Mint Springs Valley Park trails before descending back to the finish line by the lake.

This year’s top male was David Hryvniak in 23:24, followed by Crozet’s Michael Dubova in second, and Luka Van Der Pluijm in third.

The fastest female was Joanne Thompson in 30:25, narrowly beating fellow Crozetian Bekah Poppinga, who finished just behind Jo in 30:36. Gaby Gorman came in third.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Crozet Trails Crew.

Race director and Crozet Running co-owner John Andersen with Jim Collins, the 70+ male age group winner. Photo: Allie Pesch.
Meredith Hollifield, Macayla Fisher, Archer Farrish, Darien Farrish, and Claire Fisher. Photo: Allie Pesch.

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