'Freezin' 5K/10K organizers happy with inaugural event

More than 900 registered to participate in the inaugural “Freezin for A Reason” 5K/10K and family fun 2K held Feb. 2.

The event – sponsored by the Faulkner County Circle of Friends – was held in memory of Stella and Charlotte Mulhearn. All runs began at the Conway High School Fieldhouse.

“We ended up with 916 people registered and about 700 at the event,” said race director Karil Greeson. “As it stands right now, we have raised over $27,000. We blew our goals out of the water this year. Everyone had fun and the events went very smooth.”

Race results can be viewed at: stearnsracetiming.com/Results/Results%202013.htm.

“We had some really great times reported, mainly due to the flat course we had.”

Donations can still be made at giving.archildrens.org/giving. All proceeds benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Festivities included bounce houses for the kids, games and hot chocolate. A pasta party was also held at First United Methodist in conjunction with the event.

“We (Circle of Friends) were very ecstatic at the outpouring of support from the community in the form of participants, food donations, volunteers, in-kind donations, promotions, sponsors and police and fire department help.

“As a first time race director, I attribute the success to the community, our Circle of Friends committee and the Mulhearns! We can’t thank the community enough for coming together to make this event successful and truly honoring Charlotte and Stella Rose Mulhearn.”

Plans are already in the works for next year’s event, tentatively scheduled Saturday, Feb. 1, at Conway High School.

“Next year we want it to be even bigger and better,” Karil said.

(See more photos in the March issue of 501 LIFE.)