South Piedmont Community College’s Foundation held its fourth annual “Run the Course” 5K event on Saturday, May 19 at the Old Charlotte Highway in Monroe.
The race attracted participants from Union, Anson and surrounding counties. Medals were awarded to each finisher and the top runners in three age categories received winner medals.
For ages 17 and under, first place was Martin Castro-Martinez; second place was Sergio Andrade-Cristobal; and third place was Jordan Nance.
For ages 18 through 34, first place was Collin Jones; second place was Matthew Sierk; and third place was Matthew Slover.
For ages 35 and over, first place was Roger Giles; second place was Sergio Andrade-Reyez; and third place was Robert Sexton.
The 5K raised more than $14,000 through registrations and sponsorships. Proceeds from the event will fund equipment needs for student programs.
Patriot-level sponsors for this year’s event include Brewer-Hendley Oil Company, Moser Commercial Real Estate Services and Jordan Family Dentistry of Midland.
Blue sponsors include Commercial Piping and Fabricating, Circle S Ranch, Edwards Wood Products, Goulston, Greiner Bio-One, Helms Robison and Lee, PA, Locust Lumber, Robbins and Associates, Union Power Cooperative and Wiggins Construction.
South Piedmont Community College, the newest of the 58 colleges in the NC Community College System, offers a wide variety of educational and career-based training opportunities for Union and Anson counties, including college transfer, career and technical education, GED, Adult Basic High School, industry training, and lifelong-learning opportunities.
South Piedmont offers classes on its campuses in Monroe and Polkton, as well as at the Tyson Family Center for Technology in Monroe, the Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro and other sites throughout the service area and online.
The College Transfer Program at South Piedmont parallels the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year college or university degree.