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Broomfield’s Frank Shorter 5K and Health Expo Stresses Importance of Health

April 12, 2018 GMT

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Broomfield police and firefighters took home trophies this weekend at the 9th annual Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health 5K & Expo.

Chris Marchioni, executive director and founder of Healthy Learning Paths, said between 3,500 and 4,000 people attended this weekend.

More than 530 runners completed the 5K; about 300 ran the Mazzola’s Miracle Fun Run and about 130 participated in the Diaper Dash and Buzz.

This year, the event drew 86 exhibitors to the 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane.

Defending champs Broomfield Police Department won the Police Challenge Trophy with 27 completing the 5K, and North Metro Fire Rescue District won the Firefighters Challenge Trophy with 13 completing the 5K, she said.

Marchioni said she won’t know roughly how much was raised for another four to six weeks.

The race and expo benefit Healthy Learning Paths, a nonprofit founded to spread the power of health for children while leading the way to health-conscious communities.

The Annual Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health 5K & Expo supports the efforts of Healthy Learning Paths to end the cycle of preventable diseases in children. The race helps to raise public awareness of the mission though evidence-based health education that is provided by trained health professionals who partner with schools.

The Power of Health School Award went to Montessori School of Denver.


Men: First place, Christopher Guerrero; Second place, Terry Witkowski; Third place, Bryon Malang

Women: First place, Kyle Blakeslee; Second place, Emma Kenyon; Third place, Kara Ford

Mazzola Fun Run

Girls: First place, Kaitlin Williams; Second place, Lindsey Williams; Third place, Addie Denner.

Boys: First place, Tyler Mills; Second place, Jack Peters; Third place, Cody Mills

Jennifer Rios: 303-473-1361, riosj@broomfieldenterprise.com or Twitter.com/Jennifer_Rios