5K offers healthiest of competition

Participants in the Hope For The Warriors — Run For The Warriors 5K Run/Walk make their way through Boston Common on Saturday.

In the span of about an hour, the eighth annual Hope For The Warriors — Run For The Warriors 5K Run/Walk was history. The brevity of this popular charity event stood in direct contrast to the lasting and far-reaching effects it leaves behind each year.

According to Hope For The Warriors, the support shown by race participants at these events is a crucial component in helping wounded service members transition back into their communities and re-establish healthy social lives.

Before the race, ASA President Jeffrey Plagenhoef, M.D., FASA; CEO Paul Pomerantz; and ASA Committee on Uniformed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Vice Chair John R. Rotruck, M.D., expressed their gratitude to the nation’s military personnel and for the individuals who gathered to support them. They joined special guest Prof. David Scott, Federal Vice President of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, who also is a colonel in the Royal Australian Air Force.

By Saturday evening, a total of $55,000 was raised. And more contributions were expected to roll in throughout the course of the meeting.

There were 325 runners overall this year. The five fastest runners in the men’s and women’s categories were:


  • Jessica Burkhart: 19:14
  • Julia Pavelic: 19:47
  • Alina Nicoara: 20:13
  • Alexandra Renfroe: 20:34
  • Alessia Pedoto: 20:47


  • Danny Muehlschlegel: 16:15
  • Albert Mets: 16:20
  • Andrew Cabey: 18:22
  • Matthew Monahan: 19:25
  • Jos Barbeito: 19:40

Congratulations to all who contributed to this great cause. You can view a complete of participants and finish times online, or learn more about the event.


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