Winners Announced for Louisville pure tap® 5K
Louisville, KY – September 12, 2015 – With more than 1,000 registered participants, the Louisville pure tap® 5K went off this morning under cool and partly cloudy skies at race start. The race along Zorn Ave. followed the route your water takes every day as part of Louisville Water’s production of 120 million gallons of drinking water.
Patrick Hynes of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 16:37.60, edging second-place finisher David Grieshaber of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 16:51.00. Katie Casto Hynes of Louisville, Ky., won the women’s division in 18:56.06, beating Jenniffer Burton of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 21:26.98. Katie and Patrick Hynes, who recently relocated to Louisville from New York City, are the first married couple to win the men’s and women’s division.
In addition, more than 125 youth from the Kids Finish First presented by KentuckyOne Health program kicked off their half marathon training at the Louisville pure tap® 5K’s start line. The program was launched in 2012 as a pilot project between the YMCA of Greater Louisville and the Louisville Sports Commission to encourage local children between the ages of five and 14 to take steps toward an active lifestyle by training to complete a half marathon – 13.1 miles – in small increments. The kids will finish their training on Oct. 24 at the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon.
The top finishers in the 2015 Louisville pure tap® 5K:
|First||Patrick Hynes||16:37.60||Louisville, Ky.|
|Second||David Grieshaber||16:51.00||Louisville, Ky.|
|Third||Brandon Page||17:04.35||Louisville, Ky.|
|First||Katie Casto Hynes||18:56.06||Louisville, Ky.|
|Second||Jenniffer Burton||21:26.98||Louisville, Ky.|
|Third||Vivienne Giessmann||21:36.88||Louisville, Ky.|
Complete race results can be found by logging onto puretap5K.com.
Contributing sponsors of the 2015 Louisville pure tap® 5K are: Louisville Water Company, Baptist Sports Health Medicine, Bandy Carroll Hellige, CBS Outdoor, Fleet Feet Sports, Kentucky Derby Festival, Powerade, Summit Media – Lite 106.9, Thrifty Truck Rental, USA Image and The Voice-Tribune.
Race support was provided by Baptist Health Sports Medicine and Louisville Water Company.