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More than 600 racers turn out for Mother’s Day Mile

Contributed photoThe starting line of the first African Mother's Day Mile in Mfangano Island, Kenya, where the women's wave began their mile run in solidarity with the Mother's Day Mile here in Glenwood Springs.
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Ashley Luna and Marty Wacker won the women’s and men’s overall titles at Sunday’s Mother’s Day Mile race, held on the streets surrounding Glenwood Medical Associates.

Luna clocked in at 5 minutes, 30 seconds, edging out second-place Amy Peck (6:13) and third-place Steph Scholl (6:15).

Wacker clipped second-place finisher Marco Salmen by the narrowest of margins. Wacker’s time: 5:06.1. Salmen finished in 5:06.2. Nick Garay took third in 5:11.



The Scholl family from Kremmling was a force at the Mother’s Day Mile. Steph’s son, Tyler, took fourth overall with a time of 5:21. And he’s only 10.

Peck, the women’s runner-up, is the daughter of local doctor Greg Feinsinger. She was also the fastest mom. Fastest grandmom honors went to Trina Ehrenberg, with Carolyn Prinster claiming the fastest great-grandmom title for the fifth year in a row.



Julynn Saunders from New Castle was the fastest female first responder. Chris Mumaw’s time of 5:45 netted him top honors among male first responders.

All told, more than 600 participants and several hundred volunteers turned out for the annual race, which was held for the 13th time.

Halfway across the globe on Sunday, the community of Mfangano Island, Kenya, held its first-ever Mother’s Day solidarity race. The mission of the race was to raise awareness to the important role that women play in African Society.

“The Mother’s Day Mile of Colorado is proud to be part of this new global partnership,” local Mother’s Day Mile organizer Nancy Reinisch said.


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