Pushing it to the finish in Plain City

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Colin Mills (left), 11, of Illinois and Madelyn Wagnild, 13, of Bell Center, Ohio, sprint to the finish of the Plain City 4-Mile Run/Walk, which took place June 22 at Plain City Elementary. Mills and his family were visiting family members in Dublin for the weekend; he and his mother, Katie Mills (back right), made the 4-Miler a part of their weekend plans. Wagnild ran the race with her grandfather, James Wagnild of Bellefontaine; the two have run several races together.

(Posted June 24, 2019)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The 13th Annual Plain City 4-Mile Run/Walk took place the morning of June 22 at Plain City Elementary. A total of 106 runners and walkers completed the course, which wound through the historic uptown business district and surrounding neighborhoods.

The top timed male finisher was Michael Gray, 17, of Plain City with a time of 24:12. The top timed female finisher was Amy Parker, 34, of Hilliard with a time of 25:18. They each received a trophy. The top finishers in each age group received prizes. Medals went to all finishers. Additionally, each finisher received a chance to win one of several generous door prizes, including $50 and $100 gift cards to area merchants.

The Masonic Lodge of Plain City and the Uptown Plain City Organization presented the event, which also included children’s fun runs.

Delectable doughnuts and muffins from Der Dutchman restaurant in Plain City were among the post-race treats available to runners and walkers.

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