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The Noah Ohrt Neon 5K

July 7, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck high school student body appreciates everyone that came out to SuppOhrt the Noah Ohrt Neon 5k and 1m Family Fun Walk on Friday night June 21st. The event was the third in a series of fundraisers designed to raise money for the Noah Ohrt family as Noah continues to battle Ewing's Sarcoma. The 1 mile Family Fun Walk was held on the high school track while the 5K race weaved its way through the streets of Reinbeck. Upcoming junior Moriah Hoeppner kicked off the event with opening remarks and presented Kathy Ohrt, Noah's mother, with a bouquet of yellow flowers; yellow represents the type of cancer Noah is fighting. All the participants encircled the Ohrt family on the soccer field as Pastor Rob Saak from New Life church gave the invocation followed by the playing of the National Anthem. The race kicked off in hot and muggy conditions, but went smoothly with excellent support from the Reinbeck Fire Department, providing safety and medical assistance on the race course. G-R students were also on the course directing runners and providing assistance to the finish line. The combined efforts of our communities, our G-R students, volunteers and many sponsors made this event a success.

Race Results:

Overall Females

Article Photos

Taylor Petersen 20:05 1st place overall winner.

Cassidy Christopher 23:59.

Hanna Christopher 24:46.

Overall Males

Wyatt Swanson 20:09 2nd place overall winner.

Tyler Bovy 21:28 3rd place overall winner.

Bryce Craig 22:22.

Fun Run/Walk

Delaney Petersen 1st finisher.

Volunteers and sponsors for the Noah Ohrt Fund are: All Iowa Scale, Inc., Bear's Dozing, Excavating & Tiling, #158 Bryce Craig Racing, Dinsdale Construction, Lincoln Savings Bank, LSB Mortgage, Koch Specialties, The Other Bar, KSF Farm Corp, Prairie Brand Seed, Mid Iowa Cooperative, Mosquito Creek, Morris Inn Steak House, Cooley Pumping, Peterson Contractors, Inc., Moeller and Walter, Peaseful Yoga & Fitness, Peacekeeper Defense, Pioneer, JC Plumbing and Heating Co., Vieth Construction, Wildflower, Grundy Center Theatre, Grundy Center Chamber of Commerce,

Leah Kakes, Subway (Grundy Center), Broad Street Brewery, Fountain on Main, Tranquility on Main and Truncks.



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