Whether you were running full speed, walking at a nice trot, or being pushed in a stroller, it was all for a good cause.

Approximately 167 runners of all ages signed up for the Denham Springs Pilot Club’s 3rd Annual Pound the Pavement 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The run began and ended at Kidz Korner Playland, which sits at the corner of River Road and Government Street in Denham Springs, and went down River Road. Runners ranged from 77 years of age to 1-year-olds in strollers — including one family that represented four generations.

The 5K’s top male finisher was Andy McLean, the cross country and track coach at Denham Springs High School, who ran a time of 16:44.2. The top female winner was Madeline Anes, a former DSHS cross country and track coach, with a time of 22:05.5.

Approximately 57 local businesses sponsored the event, with Harvest Manor Nursing Home being the Platinum sponsor. Proceeds from the 5K will go toward the Pilot Club, a service organization in the community for more than 50 years that works in many areas such as special needs citizens, the elderly, and local students, among other groups.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of the Livingston Parish Library. Those interested in more information about the club or joining are welcome to attend.

Winners of the Pilot Club of Denham Springs’ Third Annual Pound the Pavement 5K

14 and under: female, Sophia Macias, of Denham Springs; male, Kohl Feucht, of Denham Springs

15-19: female, Eryn Reed, of Walker; male, Caleb Freyder, of Denham Springs

20-29: female, Hope Yantis, of Baton Rouge; male, Matthew Liptak, of Walker

30-39: female, Michelle Campo, of Walker; male, Michael Giles, of Denham Springs

40-49: female, Emily Ketchum, of Walker; male, Jason Bennett, of Denham Springs

50-59: female, Brenda Tedder, of Walker; male, Jimmy Sehon, of Denham Springs

60 and over: female, Melinda Walsh, of Baton Rouge; male, Bobby Leach, of Denham Springs

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