THe 10th Annual Smithfield Hog Jog 5K
held in Smithfield, VA on Saturday morning, October 8, 2011. 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 beautiful, sunny with low humidity and
temperatures in the 60s.
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 second 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 4.4 miles. New this year was
a scored team competition where the times for the fastest 4 runners on
each team was totaled with the fastest time winning. Eleven teams
competed this year.
A record 646 runners entered the 5K (up from 540 in 2010) with 606
runners completing the 5K or Wild Hog race (up from 514 in 2010). Victor
Flemming, 32 of Smithfield continued his dominance of the Hog Jog,
winning the 5K for the 4th year in a row in a time of 16:39. Karen
Terry, 22 of Hampton wom for the women with a very good time of 18:38.
Awards for both male and female were given to the top 3 runners overall, top 3 masters runners (40 and older) and top 3 runners in each age group. The top 3 Male and Female Wild Hogs were also given awards and the winning teams were recognised.