The City of Kannapolis recently honored the 2022 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop Challenge participants during a special ceremony.
This year 16 people completed all seven of the 5K Run Kannapolis events!
They received the designation of “BEAST”, commemorative Run Kannapolis medals and prizes during the ceremony. Eight people completed six runs and 26 people completed at least five of the runs. A total of 961 people ran at least one of the races.
This was the eighth year for the Loop the Loop Challenge. Loop the Loop is a series of loops around downtown Kannapolis and Kannapolis School facilities that people can walk, bike, or run. People are asked to complete at least 150 miles to qualify for prizes. 179 people and dogs participated in the program. They walked, biked, swam, or ran 36,000 miles.
There were nine people/dogs who looped more than 1,000 miles. Sylvia Anderson completed an incredible 2,160 miles and finished in first place. Russ Hoyser finished in second with 2,041 miles and Jeff Flash finished third with 1,992 miles.
“We continue to be amazed by the number of people who are participating in these programs,” said Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant. “We hear so many great stories on how the programs help them to get to know more people in the community, spend quality time with their families, lose weight and have better health. This is a great way for us to have a better community: physically, mentally, and socially. We hope you and your family will participate this year.”
Both programs as part of the City’s Discover a Healthy Life brand. Loops are routes are downtown and at every Kannapolis City School. You are welcome to walk anywhere in the city. Loop is free for everyone. Register today (you can even register your dog) and earn fun prizes.
For more information and to register for the 2023 Run Kannapolis Series and Loop the Loop visit www.runkannapolis.com or www.kannapolisnc.gov/looptheloop
Photo 1: Loop the Loop Top Participants (Over 1,000 miles): Jeff Flash, Kearsten Kuddie, Russ Hoyser, and Carla Gallenberg.
Not pictured: Sylvia Anderson, Thomas Barnhardt, Jamie Hill, William Hobscheid, and Rachel Nance.
Photo 2: Beasts – This group completed all seven Run Kannapolis 5Ks: Rick Mills, Kearsten Kuddie, Kristi Wyatt, Karen Zelenk, Brittany Teller, Daniel Safrit, Keon Pacheco, Richard Grace, and Sharon Grace.
Not pictured: Carrie Cox, Chris York, Elizabeth Habina, Jamie Hill, Jenifer Glover, Jonathan Clark, Michelle Mikoski, and Roger Stanten.
Photo 3: Competitors – This group completed six Run Kannapolis 5Ks: Earl Lentz, Lisa Lentz, Russ Hoyser, and Joshua Sherrill.
Not pictured: Chad Drake, David Clark, Julie Hahn, Sara Johnson, and Scott Simpson.
Photo 4: Athletes – This group completed five Run Kannapolis 5Ks: Jeff Flash, Teresa Gillespie, Carla Gallenberg, and Jordan Plemmons.
Not pictured: Benjamin Davis, Joey Self, Katie Winchell, Linda Griffin, Marc Nesbitt, Pam Clark, and Sara Newell.
Photo 5: Participants – This group completed four Run Kannapolis 5Ks: Sarah Edwards, Bryan Edwards, and Jennifer Hodson.
Not pictured: Amy Gasker, Andrew Westin, Aubrey Glover, Caroline Fongemy, Catherine Miller, Daisy Miller, Donta White, Gabriel Safrit, Gene Rivera, Heather James, Holly Miller, Kristen McEvoy, Lee Williams, Lori Whitcomb, Marshall Harris, Ray Council, Rebecca Eddings, Ruth Lewis-Pitt, Samantha Honeycutt, Stephanie Morris, Stephanie Tesch, Wesley Rigdon, and Zane Morris.