The 13th Annual Smithfield Hog Jog 5K held in Smithfield, VA on Saturday morning, October 11, 2014. The race event was sponsored by Smithfield Foods, Inc. The race itself was conducted and results were generated by the Peninsula Track Club. Conditions at race time were good for running – overcast with an occasional breeze, high humidity and temperatures around 70.
The 5K course started near the Veterans Memorial in Historic Downtown Smithfield. The 5K course was accurately measured and run as measured, but is not certified at this time. For the fifth year the Wild Hog Run was run simultaneously with the 5K. Runners in the Wild Hog started and finished with the 5K runners, but ran a different course during the run totaling about 4 miles. This was the fourth year for a scored team competition where the times for the fastest 4 runners on each team was totaled with the fastest time winning. Seventeen teams competed this year.
The Smithfield Hog Jog was down slightly from the record for the number of runners in 2013. 745 runners entered the 5K (down from 956 in 2013) with 667 runners completing the 5K or Wild Hog race (down from 849 in 2012).
For the men in the final stretch, Musa Gwanzura, 42 of Roanoke Rapids, NC bested local runner (and previous Hog Jog 5K winner) Victor Flemming, 35 of Carrollton in the final stretch finishing in 16:28 with Victor a mere 4 seconds behind in 16:32. 3rd place went to Don Beesing, 34 of Suffolk with a time of 17:29.
For the women, Jennifer Riddick, 27 of Smithfield was first with a time of 21:23. Second was Emily Honeycutt, 23 of West Point, Va in a time of 21:48. Third went to Katie Sullivan, 24 of Smithfield with a time of 22:41.
Sat., October 11, 9:00 a.m.
Riverview Park, Smithfield, VA
Kyle Weidlich (757)508-1072
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