Hundreds Attend Eric Chrisman 5k Run/Walk

Randy ChrismanDaniel Drury, Cobe Penny, and Glen Drury

Although the weather was threatening, hundreds of runners and walkers showed up for the 1st Annual Eric Chrisman Memorial 5k Walk/Run.  Gathering at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and being delayed for a short time due to heavy thunderstorms, the runners showed their support while running in the rain around Main Street and various roads in the downtown area.

Over a year ago, Lawrenceburg native and new state trooper, Eric Chrisman, was killed in the line of duty from injuries sustained in a car accident.  Eric’s family has since created a memorial scholarship to help outstanding local students with college education costs. The walk/run was created as a way to help fund the scholarship program as well as memorialize Eric’s sacrifice.  It also will help fund the Kentucky State Police’s Trooper Island.

Many who ran in the race were honored to be a part of it.  Basketball coach at Anderson County High School, Glen Drury, said, “It’s a great honor to be able to be involved and to be a part of it. He was a great man.  He was the life of the community.”  He continued, “Anybody who wears the blue, you gotta honor what they do.”

Congratulations to Aaron Hume for winning the overall fastest time for the race.  To see all the results, check out the TriStateRacer website.

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