Amy Kentner, left, stands with her winnings as first female in the â€śHot Chocolate 5K.â€ť Her daughter, Emma Kentner, won second place.
Many local runners faced the snowy weather to participate in the first annual â€śHot Chocolate 5Kâ€ť on Saturday, and they were rewarded after they made it to the finish line.
â€śThe Y has done other versions of 5Ks and runs,â€ť Wapakoneta YMCA Director Josh Little said. â€śItâ€™s a unique event â€” itâ€™s exciting for Sertoma Club to partner with the Y.â€ť
The Wapakoneta Sertoma Club is dedicated to community service for hearing and vision.
Little said the two organizations came
together to think of a fun, unique way for locals to enjoy a run in the winter.
â€śSince itâ€™s cold after a run, we thought it might be nice to have a cup of hot chocolate,â€ť Little said. â€śIt was a nice way to warm up.â€ť
For more details, see the Tuesday, Dec. 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.