Runners from Raleigh and Chapel Hill took home the titles and adoption
supporters took in more than $9,500 at the 10th annual Second Empire 5K
Classic, which was run on May 2 in downtown Raleigh.
The road race and related events, which included an expo with North Carolina-based
adoption-related organizations, are conducted by the Second Empire
Restaurant and Tavern, which released the fundraising total on Tuesday.
Proceeds will benefit the programs and services
provided by Hopeful Parents, a nonprofit
organization that supports adoptive and birth families and assists
prospective parents, according to the event news release.
As reported earlier, Srini Iyer, 20, of Raleigh won the men’s title and topped a field of
more than 600 entrants from around the state in a time of 16 minutes,
18 seconds. Goldsboro’s Dave Max, 34, was second in 17:01, and
Raleigh’s Daryn Lambooy, 39, was third in 17:44.
The women’s title went to Chapel Hill’s Tiffany Handfinger, 29, who
cruised to victory in 19:10, a time that was ninth overall. Debra
Warner, 45, of Cary was second in 20:42, and Raleigh’s Paige Woodard,
21, was third in 21:07.
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