CINCINNATI - Runners and walkers from across the Tri-State gathered at Great American Ball Park Saturday morning to raise more than $180,000 for the Reds Community Fund.
Approximately 4,300 athletes participated in the 12th annual Redlegs Run, which featured 5K and 10K races. That total number of participants in 2013 is an increase of more than 1,000 people over last year's event.
The overall top 5K male finisher was Derrick Butler, of Ashtabula, Ohio, who finished with a time of 16:03. Olivia Connaughton of Cincinnati finished the 3.1-mile race in 18:31 to claim the distinction as the top female finisher.
Kevin Herd of Maineville won the men's portion of the 10K race with a time 34:00, while Cincinnati-based Kerry Lee was the top female finisher. She completed the race in 38:39.
All four of the top finishers will throw out ceremonial pitches prior to the Tuesday, June 4 when the Reds take on the visiting Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park.
All proceeds from the race directly benefit the Reds Community Fund and its youth baseball and softball initiatives. Current activities include:
The P&G Cincinnati Urban Youth Academy, which begins construction in Roselawn in July
The P&G/Reds Community Makeover that will take place in Avondale in August
The Reds Rookie Success League, which kicks off its eleventh season of free, character-based programming on June 10 in Cincinnati, Butler County, Clermont County, Louisville and Dayton.
9 On Your Side was a proud race partner of this year's race. Other partners include: Fleet Feet Sports, Coldwell Banker West Shell, Cintas, UnitedHealthcare, Trophy Awards, 700WLW, LaRosa's, United Dairy Farmers; Coca-Cola, Queen City Sausage, Kroger Co., Nike; Central Parking System; Castellini Group of Companies and the Flying Pig Marathon.