The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

April 6, 2013

Connect race draws more than 400 runners

By Kim West
kwest@athensnews-courier.com

— The Murry family poses with a Chick-fil-A mascot during Saturday’s Connect Run at the Athens Wellness Center. From left are Fredya and Marcus Murry, who ran the 5K race, and their daughters Mariel, 3, and Mya, 6. The event drew more than 400 runners to the Athens Wellness Center on a picturesque Saturday morning. Proceeds from the 10K, 5K and 1-mile races went to the Bridge of Hope Adoption Ministry in Athens. Allen O’Neal won the 5K race in 16:52, and Mark Van Wagnen finished first in the 10K at 38:12.