Hardison & Cochran Running Club Takes on the Mission Outreach Benefit 5K

This past Saturday members of the Hardison & Cochran Running Club took to the pavement and participated in the 2012 Mission Outreach Benefit 5K which took place at Wake Christian Academy in Raleigh.

The funds raised from the 5K event benefited Christian Life Home. Christian Life Home is a non-profit organization which provides a loving, family atmosphere for women who are pregnant. The non-profit also helps with care, counseling and life skills training. Christian Life Home was started by individuals who wanted to provide a brighter future for pregnant women and their babies. For more information on Christian Life Home, please click here.

It was rainy Saturday morning, but 5K’s aren’t cancelled because of a little rain. Over 100 people took to the course with just under 100 competing in the timed 5K. In the men’s division, Cary resident Jason Bochert took first place with a time of 19:05 and in the women’s division, Julie Robinson of Cary took the top spot with a time of 22:59.

The Hardison & Cochran team was well represented in the final results as Jim Swartz (23:53) took the top spot in his age division while also placing 9th overall. Nicole Orr (26:09) and Ally Morcum (28:40) placed first and second, respectively in their age division. Bill Campbell (30:56) also placed second in his age division.

Overall, it was a great start to the 2012 Hardison & Cochran Running Club season. In the end, they went out and benefited their health while also benefiting a great non-profit. Next up is the Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon and 5K where three of the members of the team will be competing in the Half Marathon run. For more information on the Raleigh Rocks event, please click here.

* Photo: chucka_nc via Flickr Creative Commons