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The 2012 Yorktown Freedom Run 5K held on Memorial Day morning, Monday, May 28, 2012. The race course was a cross country course of some roads and mostly cross country dirt paths on the Grafton High School athletic fields and adjacent trails. The race started and finished at Grafton High School. The race event was organized and directed by the Yorktown Rotary Club. The race itself was conducted and results were generated by the Peninsula Track Club. Conditions at race time were coudy, warm and humid with temperatures around 80.337 runners entered the 5K (up from 314 in 2011) with 323 runners completing the 5K (up from 299 in 2011). The 5K race course is not certified, but was accurately measured and was followed correctly by the runners.
First overall was John Piggott, 47 of Williamsburg (17:18). Second finisher overall was Gregory Dawson, 46 of Williamsburg (17:54) who was awarded 1st Master due to the higher prize money awarded in that category.
Jennifer Quarles, 40 of Williamsburg was the 1st woman (19:09) followed by Rachel Rabbitt, 17 of Newport News (20:09) who both set age group records. In fact 6 age group records were set for women including Jennifer Quarles (19:09 for women 40-44), Rachel Rabbit (20:09 for woment 15-19), Paula Henry of Yorktown (24:02 form women 50-54), Linsey Cousins of Hampton (20:17 for women 25-29), Helen Worhtington of Bena (25:27 form
women 55-59) and Kathleen Webster of Newport News (25:11 for women 60-64).
Jensen Morales, 10 of Hampton set the only age group record for the men (21:20 for men 10-14)
Prize money was awarded to the top 3 eligible runners overall ($100, $50, $25), and top 3 masters runners (40+) ($100, $50, $25).