Over 1,100 runners finished Oak Barrel Half Marathon on Saturday

Lane Horton and his family are all smiles following the half marathon. Lane finished number 16 and was the top male runner from Lynchburg with a time of 1:28:45. (Photo Provided)

LOCAL EVENT NEWS — The twelfth annual Oak Barrel Half Marathon enjoyed another successful race on Saturday welcoming over 1,100 runners and their families into historic, downtown Lynchburg. The races attracted people from Tennessee and 26 other states including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Davis Holliday from Franklin managed the best overall Oak Barrel Half Marathon time on Saturday finishing the race in 1:12:04.

The top five finishing in the men’s category were: Holliday, Josh Whitehead (Madison, Alabama), Nathan Wanuch (Huntland), Yasuhiro Ukegawa (Franklin) and Eric Waterman (Nolensville). The top finisher from Lynchburg was Lane Horton whose time was 1:28:45. He finished number 16 overall.

Dorie Lund shows off her finisher medal. Lund was the top female finisher from Lyncburg with a time of 2:04. (Photo Provided)

The top five finishing in the women’s category were: Suzanne London (Franklin), Vanessa Holland (Huntsville, Alabama), Emily Rollins (Franklin), Anne Hunter Myers (McMinnville), and Letitia Fecher (Franklin). The top finisher from Lynchburg was Dorie Lund whose time was 2:04. She finished number 310 overall.

For complete 2021 race results, click here.

The winners of the water station competition were water station #2 run by the Moore County Volunteer Firefighters followed by the superheroes station run by the Lynchburg Boys Scout Troop, and water station #1 with their patriotic theme.

The race typically takes place the first Saturday in April. Details on how to sign up for the 2022 race will be released soon on the events Facebook Page and website. •

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