Project Graduation held a 5k Zombie Run and One-Mile Fun Run Saturday morning, and the cool, damp weather proved to be perfect for running.
The Overall Fastest Runner award in the 5k went to Tyree Cripps with a time of 23:13, while the Overall Fastest Female Runner was Diana Moon with a time of 23:32. The Fastest Male Runner in age group 0-9 went to Jon Hendrix, while 10-19 Gentry Harpole took the ribbon for males ages 10-19, and the Fastest Male Runner for ages 30-39 was James Sullivan.
The Fastest Female Runner in age group 0-9 was Avery Agee, and the 10-19 year-old award went to Andrianna Reed. Janna Womack took first place in the 20-29 age group, Kelly Pyburn bested the 30-39-year-old female category, the ribbon for the 40-49 year olds went to Melissa Oliver, and Rhonda Harpole won among the 50-59-year-old competitors.
Paul Oliver took first place in the One-Mile Fun Run, while Jordon Agee and Sophie Adcock tied for second.
Event organizer Charlotte Parsley told the Review that she would like to thank everyone that came out and volunteered and/or sponsored the event, but also a special thank you to the people that came out to help just because they care about our community, including the Smithville Police Department, Smithville Fire Department, the DeKalb County Fire Department, the Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad, DeKalb Ambulance Service and the Smithville Review. "Without these people volunteering their time, the fundraising for our children would not happen." Parsley said.