Baumholder honored its fallen Soldiers May 17 during their annual Fallen Soldier Memorial Run. More than 200 runners, walkers, strollers and dog walkers showed up for the annual run.
The names of Baumholder’s fallen were posted along the run. Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, told the runners before the race to remember these fallen Soldiers and to never forget why they paid the ultimate price.
First place in the men’s category went to Magnencio Sembrano from the 240th Quartermaster Company who burned up the 5 kilometer course in 15:53 minutes. Second place was claimed by Michael Pikul from the 557th Medical Company who finished in 16:29 minutes. Curtis Willson from the 504th Signal Company turned in a time of 16:46 for third place.
Heather Ricks from the 64th Medical Veterinary Detachment was the fastest woman of the day with a time of 20:38 minutes. Jessica Pekar finished second with a time of 22:22 minutes and Elizabeth Glass from the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion was third with a 25:50 finish.
Henry Treston, 8, had the fastest feet for the youth with a time of 42:58 minutes. Ava Refile is only five years old but she turned in a time of
47:02 minutes to finish second for the youth.
Third place for the youth went to Rakeem Refile, 8, with a time of 51:53 minutes.
“The atmosphere was joyous and there were no accidents or injuries to report,” said Anthony “G Man” Ramsey, sports specialist from the Hall of Champions.
“We extend a special thanks to Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, and Sgt. Maj. Ronald Caswell for their steadfast support and to the Health Clinic and Red Cross for their health promotion support,” said Ramsey.
Next community run will be the Army Birthday Run on June 13.