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Moffat County runners up and at ’em for Wake the Whittler 5K

Top runners in the Wake the Whittler 5K hold up their prize bags. From left, Owen Gifford, Carter Severson, Connor Scranton, Jayden Overton-Linsacum, Sara Linsacum, Liberty Hippely and Penny Murphy.

Friends of Moffat County Education hosted its sixth annual Wake the Whittler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park as part of Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.

With about 70 total runners participating, organizers awarded the top athletes in each age group.

Top runners for ages 12 and younger were Jayden Overton-Linsacum and Owen Gifford. Moffat County High School cross country’s Liberty Hippely and Carter Severson took the award for ages 13 to 18.

Recent MCHS graduate Connor Scranton and Craig Middle School vice principal Sara Linsacum earned the honor in the 18 and up category, while Penny Murphy won in the Experienced Division.