Glow Run raises nearly $20,000 for Boys & Girls Club

More than 450 people registered for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Glow Run 5K on Friday, including families and friends of all ages.

Despite the rain earlier in the day, the weather cleared up just in time for the 5K Glow Run/Walk presented by Starline to begin.

A group of people perform the “Juicy Wiggle” flashmob prior to Friday’s Glow Run.

A group of Glow Run participants dressed up as the Ninja Turtles pose in front of the photo wall prior to Friday’s race.

In a tremendous show of community support, the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s second annual 5K Glow Run/Walk, presented by Starline, brought in nearly $20,000 for Club operations. While the amount raised is higher than last year’s total, it still makes up less than 1 percent of the Club’s overall budget.

The run was hosted Friday on the State Fair Community College campus and brought together more than 450 runners and walker registrants of all ages.

“We’re thrilled with the turnout and want to thank everyone who was involved in making this year’s 5K such a success,” said Communications Coordinator Emily Jarrett. “I’d like to especially thank all our volunteers; without them we could not have had such a great event.”

Additional thanks should be given to Glow Run sponsors, Jarrett added, including title sponsor Starline, whose donation contributed to nearly doubling the amount of sponsorship money raised compared to last year’s run.

“We’d also like to thank Dr. Joanna Anderson and State Fair Community College, not only for allowing us to use their campus as our course again this year, but for her great suggestion of creating a scholarship with some of the Glow Run proceeds,” Jarrett said.

With a SFCC matching donation, the 2016 Youth of the Year teen winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend the college when they have graduated.

Glow Run winners included (names are in first place, second place, third place order)

19 and under:

Isaac Rae, Colin Berger, Peyton Camirand

Alyssa Miller, Kailee Mitchell, Emma Siron


Chris Keller, Joe Muehlberger, Ben Garbuzov

Kayla Kimbrough, Emily Pry, Kali Webb


Dan Bridges, Aric Snyder II, Andy Guffin

Beth Richardson, Lisa Lindstrom, Katie Walker


Randy Crawshaw, Kevin Webb, Rick Everhart

Angie Gentry, Susan Daly, Julie Bush

55 and up:

Jeff Mittelhauser, Paul Siron, Mark Dakenbring

Cindy Cramer, Ruth Oswald, Pat Seifert

For a list of all Glow Run participants and unofficial times, go to

Sedalia Democrat
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