Sunshine 5K Draws Nearly 600 Runners

Sunshine 400m Kids Fun Run leaves the starting line in Greenville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Nearly 600 runners took to the Greenville streets for the Sunshine 5K Run/Walk winding its way through the Greenville City Park and over the swinging bridge.

Sunshine 5K runners fill the streets of Greenville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“The Foundation is happy to make it possible for people to participate, get out in the community away from their devices and contributing,” said Jon Hein, Race Director. “Lots of beneficiary groups are going to come up with a lot of money and that’s the goal – help the community get better.”

Race Director, Jon Hein (L) and Race Leader, John Warner work the sunshine 5K race. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Leading the runners by bicycle to mark the course was Brethren Retirement Community, President and CEO John Warner.

“This is a great event the Foundation puts on every year and today is an example of that,” Warner said. “Over 500 runners, beautiful day, course is well marked out, lots of people having a good time. Congratulations to the Foundation and everybody out here and all the groups that support it because it furthers their missions in our community.”

Sunshine 5K runners cross the Greenville City Park swinging bridge. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Bringing up the rear of the Sunshine 5K course was Kent Zechar of Zechar Bailey Funeral home.

“We love all the participants today,” Zechar stated. “It is a great event for the community.”

Kent Zechar brings up the end of the Sunshine 5K race through Greenville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Jack Sloat (L) and Dr. Bob Dean team up to run the Sunshine 5K Race. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville Sunshine 5K race participants head towards the finish line. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Sunshine 5K Race. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We love all the participants today,” said Zechar. “It is a great event for the community.”