More than 70 took part in city’s 5K

Published 5:57 pm Friday, June 14, 2013


Assistant Athletic Program Director,
Bainbridge Leisure Services

Seventy-three registered runners signed up for the city of Bainbridge’s inaugural Spring 5K this past Saturday, June 8.

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It was a great run and a great finish for many of those who participated, with some runners achieving a new personal best on their time. If you missed out on this one, do not worry, this will be an annual event.

The winners were as follows: overall male — Dre Banks with a time of 18:30; overall female — Amber Braswell with a time of 24:13. There was also a special division for the top finishers among those citizens who participated in the city’s “Seven Weeks to a 5K” fitness program. They were: top male — Brad Ward with a time of 41:28; and top female — Rhonda Manley with a time of 24:13.

You can log on Facebook and visit our Leisure Services page to see those who placed first, second and third each age group. What is really neat is that 11 of those who placed in their age groups are participants in the Bainbridge Leisure Services Adult Boot Camp or Seven weeks to a 5K.

We want to thank our sponsors for helping make this run a success. Gold Sponsors were Bainbridge Pharmacy, Memorial Hospital and Manor, Rex Lumber, Shaw Industries and Total Petroleum. Our Silver Sponsors were Briggs Crop Service and Three Rivers Credit Union. Southwest Georgia Farm Credit was a Bronze Sponsor. The city also sends a big thanks to the Bainbridge Lions Club for their help on Saturday.

Sign up for session two of swimming lessons is going on now. If your child needs to learn how to swim or just needs a refresher course, this is the perfect place to go! This is for ages 2-17 years old. Space is limited to 30 children per session and the cost is $35 per session. Session two will begin June 17 and run through June 28. They will meet at the Aquatic Center Monday thru Friday, from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Leisure Services at (229) 248-2010 or stop in and fill out your form. You can also download a form at

Sign-up for Session IV of Boot Camp begins Monday, June 17, at the Leisure Services office. You can also download your form online to save some time.

Class size is limited, so be sure to sign up early. The cost is $25 for six weeks. We meet Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This session will begin on June 25.
If you have any questions about this or other Leisure Services Programs, call (229) 248-2010.