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Winners Announced for Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K

Louisville, Ky. – October 1, 2016 – With a sold-out field of 1,500 registered participants, the Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K went off this morning under cool and cloudy conditions. The Great Pumpkin 10K was held in The Parklands of Floyds Fork; it is the second race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s three-race Fall Runathon Series.

Solomon Bennett of New Albany, Ind., won the men’s division in a time of 33:53.95, ahead of second-place finisher Sean Mendes of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time 35:33.83. Andrea Doogs, of Louisville, Ky. – who finished second in the 2015 Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkine 10K – won the women’s division in 39:05.88, just moments before Alissa Bennett of New Albany, Ind., who finished in 39:50.05. Solomon Bennett was also the overall men’s finisher in the 2016 Louisville pure tap®, the first race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s Fall Runathon Series.

The top finishers in the 2016 Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K:

MEN’S DIVISION
First Place: Solomon Bennett of New Albany, Ind., with a time of 33:53.95
Second Place: Sean Mendes of Louisville Ky., with a time of 35:33.83
Third Place: Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 35:41.80

WOMEN’S DIVISION
First Place: Andrea Doogs of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 39:05.88
Second Place: Alissa Bennett of New Albany, Ind., with a time of 39:50.05
Third Place: Katherine Sims of New Albany, Ind., with a time of 42:19.15

Complete race results can be found by clicking HERE

Contributing sponsors of the 2016 Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K are: Norton Sports Health, Louisville Water Company, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bandy Carroll Hellige, Dean’s Milk, Powerade, Summit Media – Q103.1, The Voice-Tribune, Thrifty Truck Rental and USA Image.

Race support was provided by Norton Sports Health and Louisville Water Company.

The Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K is the second race of the Louisville Sports Commission Fall Runathon, a series of three fall running races that provides unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers. The series began with the Louisville pure tap® 5K on Sept. 10 and concludes with the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on Oct. 22, which starts and ends on Main Street in front of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and winds through the fall foliage of Cherokee Park, one of Louisville’s most scenic parks.