Tuesday, September 27, 2016

In Hahira, Butzin and Davis lead the race to Get-A-Mammy

Dan Butzin bested a field of 101 athletes on Saturday morning, 24 September 2016, running 19:03 to win the sixth annual Get-A-Mammy 5K. The 3.1-mile road race was run from Bethany Baptist Church in Hahira, Georgia.


Butzin is a Valdosta, Georgia, athlete, as were the next three finishers. Rob McGhin was second in 20:54, and Jim Simoneau was third in 22:30. Heath Martin, an alumnus of the Valwood School cross country team, ran 22:49 for fourth.


Kelly Davis of Valdosta took the women's title, placing fourth overall in 22:53. Another Valdosta runner, Lauren Bewley, was runner-up on the women's side and seventh overall in 24:18.


Valdosta's Jim Dawkins was the fastest master runner in the race and fifth overall in 24:00. Gina Purvis of Tifton, Georgia was the first woman master and third female finisher, eighth overall in 24:35.


Proceeds of the annual event benefit Get-A-Mammy, Inc., a non-profit that provides funds for mammograms, reconstructive surgery, and cancer research. The organization also works to increase awareness of the importance of regular mammorgrams in the early detection of breast cancer, urging all women to "get a mammy." A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia provided timing and finish line services for the sixth annual Get-A-Mammy 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Get-A-Mammy 5K
  1. 19:02.9 ~ Dan Butzin (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
  2. 20:54.0 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  3. 22:30.0 ~ Jim Simoneau (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  4. 22:49.0 ~ Heath Martin (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  5. 23:59.3 ~ Jim Dawkins (M, 51) Valdosta, GA
  6. 24:39.2 ~ Billy Taylor (M, 67) Valdosta, GA
  7. 25:06.9 ~ Dusty Dorminey (M, 42) Lake Park, GA
  8. 25:40.4 ~ Wayne Kountis (M, 57) Tifton, GA
  9. 26:28.4 ~ Rusty Jones (M, 63) Valdosta, GA
  10. 27:03.3 ~ Greg Prine (M, 51) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2016 Get-A-Mammy 5K
  1. 22:52.1 ~ Kelly Davis (F, 26) Valdosta, GA
  2. 24:18.0 ~ Lauren Bewley (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  3. 24:34.6 ~ Gina Purvis (F, 57) Tifton, GA
  4. 24:44.1 ~ Pollyanna Bass (F, 44) Pavo, GA
  5. 26:10.8 ~ Jennifer Woodall (F, 29) Lenox, GA
  6. 26:14.5 ~ Julie Prine (F, 37) Valdosta, GA
  7. 26:30.4 ~ Aubrey Sweeney (F, 21) Ray City, GA
  8. 27:59.6 ~ Lisa Graves (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  9. 28:23.6 ~ Amy Reese (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  10. 29:31.4 ~ Terry Cooper (F, 58) Hahira, GA

Get-A-Mammy 5K winners, 2011 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
1 October 201118:14, David Burnett20:59, Alice Smoot142
29 September 201221:43, Jackson Williams23:38, Audrey Williams165
28 September 201325:05, Nate Simmons22:28, Makenzee Page78
27 September 201419:47, Kyle Leisey22:04, Elizabeth Smith87
26 September 201524:39, Kaden Leisey26:29, Julie Prine75
24 September 201619:03, Dan Butzin22:53, Kelly Davis101
The Get-A-Mammy 5K was run in Valdosta from 2011 to 2014 and in Hahira from
2015 to 2016.


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