Austintown Lions Club hosts 24th annual 5K run

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Neighbors | Submitted.The winners of the men's masters category were, from left, Heath Morgan - third place, Butch Caimano - second place and Mark Nemenz - first place.


Neighbors - Submitted.The overall women's category winners at the 2019 Austintown Lions 5K Run were Melissa Kim - second place (left) and Michelle Kim - first place.


Neighbors | Submitted.The 2019 Austintown Lions club 5K Run overall men's winners were, from left, Bob Floor - third place, Luke Hickman - first place and Jonathan “Scooby” Bolha - second place.


Neighbors | Submitted.The Austintown Lions club hosts its annual 5K Run on May 11. Pictured are women's master winners, from left, Geniene Hankey - second place, Penny Felger - first place and Terry Yarian - third place.


Neighbors | Submitted.The Austintown Lions included a Kids Run in the annual 5K Run on May 11. The winner of that event was Rylan Pacanowski. He is pictured with his mother, Katie.

The weather was bright and sunny on May 11 at Austintown Township Park as the Austintown Lions Club hosted their 24th annual 5-K Run.

The event began with a Kids Run, which was won by 8-year-old Rylan Pacanowski of Austintown.

The overall men’s winners were first place - Luke Hickman, second place - Jonathan “Scooby” Bolha and third place - Bob Floor.

The overall women’s winners were first place - Michelle Kim and second place - Melissa Kim.

In the men’s masters category (40-years-old and older), winners were Mark Nemenz (first place), Butch Caimano (second place) and Heath Morgan (third place).

The women’s masters winners were Penny Felger (first place), Geniene Hankey (second place) and Terry Yarian (third place).

Serving as chairman for the event was Lion Larry Jensen, who has kept the post for all 24 years. The Lions thank all of the sponsors who made this run possible. The finish line was provided by the Youngstown Road Runners Club.

Those who may be interested in becoming an Austintown Lion should contact Lion Bob Whited at 330-792-7907.

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