December 14th, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor/Video Reporter (WRGA News)
On Saturday morning, the chilly weather did not deter more than 200 runners from gathering near State Mutual Stadium for the 2019 Annual Rome Half Marathon & 5K.
Runners prepared to toe-the-line at the 13.1-mile Half Marathon and the 5-kilometer race presented by GoGo Running and Redmond Regional Medical Center.
In the last six years, the Rome Marathon has raised nearly $15,000 for the running programs at local area middle schools and high schools.
This year the marathon will also support the Haven Health Clinic of Rome.
We spoke with Jay Stephenson, Founder of GoGoRunning, (In the video below) about the significance of this the Rome Half Marathon & 5K event in our community.
*Here are the winners and run times of Marathon:
Half Men’s Winner – Eliind Ngetich 1:05:48
Half Women’s Winner – Whitney Macon 1:17:49
Half Wheelchair Winner – Tatum Barber 57:34
Half Masters Male Winner – Steven Long 1:22:50
Half Masters Female Winner – Suzie Henderson 1:50:37