Thursday, May 8, 2014

KCKCC’s Blue Devil 5K is a Success

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Exercise was the name of the game during the 2014 Blue Devil 5K and Kids Trot.

The event, which is in its 10th year, was May 3 on the Kansas City Kansas Community College campus.  Eighty participants crossed the finish line.

“This year’s Blue Devil 5k & Kids Trot went awesome,” said Joe Mundt, trainer at the KCKCC Wellness & Fitness Center. “It is great to see the community come out and support our event. Participants really enjoyed the great weather and watching the kids do their races after the 5k was done.”

The goal of the annual event is to get the community more active. The winners were the husband and wife pair of Matt Greer, 18 minutes and 8 second and Angela Greer, 22 minutes and 37 seconds. They both also won last year.

Awards were also given to the top finishers in each category. Following the 5K race, children had the opportunity to participate in the Kids Trot. There was also a pancake breakfast in Lower Jewell.

“Our KCKCC Wellness Center staff does a great job every year putting this event on. From setting up the course to helping participants get their bib numbers and timing chips on before the race, our staff does it all,” Mundt said. “The participant’s excitement leading up to the event helps to motivate us to make this event even better each year.”

Donations for the Blue Devil 5K Run/Walk were received from the Midwest Regional Credit Union, Sam’s Club and the KCKCC Bookstore.

For more information about the Blue Devil 5K or the KCKCC Wellness & Fitness Center, call 913-288-7370.