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1,100 Participate in BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk
Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2009
1,100 Participate in BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk

June 12, 2009 (Chattanooga, TN) – Over 1,100 runners and walkers participated in Saturday’s BlueCross Riverbend Run and Walk. The event included a 10k race, a 5k race, a 5k walk, and a 1-mile family fun run/walk.
Cameron Bean of Soddy, TN, won the 10k race. Bean covered the 6.2 mile course in a time of 32:32 (5:15 per mile pace). Jan Gautier, of Chattanooga, TN, was the 10k female champion in a time of 43:00 (6:56 pace).

The 5k race was won by Chris Berry, of Chattanooga, TN. Berry covered the 3.1 mile course in a time of 15:21 (4:57 pace). Tara Gielema, of Chattanooga, TN, was the 5k female champion in a time of 18:44 (6:02 pace).

Joe Sneed, of Soddy Daisy, TN, won the 10k male masters division. Laura Roush, of Forsyth, GA, won the 10k female masters division.  William Warner, of Ringgold, GA, won the 10k male grand masters division. Mary Preisel, of Signal Mtn, TN, won the 10k female grand masters division.

Tom Sell, of Chattanooga, TN, took the 5k male masters title. Wendy Houston, of Rocky Face, GA, won the 5k female masters division. Welton Davison, of Dalton, GA, won the 5k male grand masters division. Paula Cooper, of Hixson, TN, won the 5k female grand masters division.
The 5k walk and 1-mile family fun run/walk were non-competitive events designed to encourage everyone, especially families, to take steps toward a healthy lifestyle.

This year’s event featured new race courses, starting and finishing on Cameron Hill. The new start/finish locations reflect BlueCross BlueShield’s recent move to new headquarters on Cameron Hill.

The race was made possible through the generosity and hard work of over a hundred volunteers.

The 2009 BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk, run in conjunction with the 2009 Riverbend Fesitval, was a Chattanooga Track Club event. The event was sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Dasani, Powerade, Comcast and Friends of the Festival.

Race Results
Due to a glitch several runners were intitally left out of the results. The glitch has been resolved and the results have been updated. If you still can not find your results please contact Charlene Simmons at


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