2022 began for a select few literally with a bang as this year’s Resolution 5K took place on New Year’s Day, this past Saturday, January 1. Two competitors—John Morris and Angel Jarvis—came out as the winners of their respective divisions.
Runners descended upon the campus of East Georgia State College in Swainsboro in unusually warm temperatures for this time of year as the running of the 8th Annual Kiwanis Resolution Run came to fruition.
Registration for the 5K began at 7:30 a.m. with the official start at 9. It was a balmy 70o.
Morris, as the overall winner in the male division, hails from Swainsboro. He cemented the win with a time of 23 minutes and 52 seconds.
Jarvis, another Swainsboro native, solidified herself as the overall winner in the female division with a time of 22 minutes and 18 seconds. This same time was the best overall of anyone in the race.
Other winners were as follows:
• Tom Lamb from Wadley, winner of the male masters’ division with a time of 25 minutes and 25 seconds;
• Beth Lane, winner of the female masters’ division winner with a time of 32 minutes and 45 seconds;
• Denton Parker, age group winner in the males’ 10-and-under division;
• Roscoe Parker, age group winner for those 30- to 39-years-old;
• Jim Jarvis, age group winner for those between 60 and 69;
• John Torpy, age group winner for runners 70-years-old and up;
• Anita Cerpovicz and Victoria Parker, first- and second-place winners respectively in the age group for female runners ages 20- to 29-years-old;
• Abigail Brown and Jessica Palumbo, first and second place respectively in the 30- to 39-year-old age group;
• Jodi Jarvis, age group winner for those 40 to 49;
• and Beverly Walker, first place in the 60- to 69-year-old age group.
Swainsboro Kiwanis Club would like to give a special thanks to East Georgia State College and to the run’s sponsors, which include Domino’s Pizza, Edenfield House Inn, Haddock Chiropractic, Harvey’s, Shop Rite Pharmacy, Swainsboro Ford, Walmart, and Ware’s Bar-B-Que.
The Resolution Run serves to raise money for the club’s many community service projects. Full results can be found on Swainsboro Kiwanis Club’s website and Facebook page.