Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kudos for Corbin and McCarthy at "Education For Life" 5K

Seven days after his victory at the Run For Autism 5K, Brian Corbin made it two in a row with a 18:18 win at the inaugural running of the Education For Life 5K on the Florida State University campus on Saturday, 24 April 2010. As at the Run For Autism, the next runner to follow Corbin over the finish line was Mickey Moore, who clocked 19:10. Corbin was also the fastest master runner in the Education For Life race. Maegan McCarthy topped the women's field, finishing sixth overall in 21:01. McCarthy formerly ran cross country for Tampa's Plant High School (c/o 2005). The next woman finisher and top woman master was Lilburn, Georgia's Kim Walters, who finished 13th overall in 22:14.

Over 200 runners finished the first year event, a benefit for the Southern Scholarship Foundation, which since 1955 has enabled students in financial need to attend FSU, FAMU, UF, and FGCU by providing rent-free housing. Not entirely coincidentally, the president of the foundation is Mickey Moore, the runner-up in the Education For Life 5K. The race started and finished on FSU's Mike Long Track, touring the west side of campus on a mostly flat USATF certified course (FL06015DL). The same course was used earlier this year for the Special Olympics of Leon County 5K.