Claremore Daily Progress


June 23, 2011

30th annual run raises funds for St. Jude’s Hospital

INOLA — The 30th Annual Inola Run for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, sponsored by Sigma Chi, took place last weekend. Runners came as far away as Nashville, Ten. and Aledo, Texas. Runners from other parts of the state included, Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Hennessey, Hulbert, Kansas, Oologah, Peggs, Pryor, Sand Springs, Sperry and Tulsa.

Overall winners of the race were:  Gabrial Coss from Inola came in to win first place with a time of 34:09. Neil Strom from Nashville placed second with a time of 35:41 and Ryan Poulos from Claremore placed third at 36:26. Racewalker’s Susan Hill from Glenpool took first place at 47:31 and Terry Bales, Inola, took second place at 1:03:21. The Run also included 2-mile and 1-mile Fun Runs and at press time we did not have an exact count, but families even brought out the strollers.

Rosalie Griffith, chair of the event, credited its success to the many volunteers, including Race Director Pete Orban, Harry Rogers and Joe McDaniel.

Judy Cravens, Sigma Chi president, said the sponsors and runners helped us raise more than $8,750 before expenses and Sigma Chi plans to continue its efforts in fundraising to help in finding a cure for pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases that affect so many children. St. Jude patients are treated regardless of their ability to pay. 

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