The 2010 Yorktown Freedom Run 5K held on
Memorial Day morning, Monday, May 31, 2010. 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 clear, sunny, warm and humid with
temperatures aorund 80.A record for the Yorktown Freedom Run Memorial Day course of 388 runners entered the 5K (up from 297 in 2009) with 368 runners completing the 5K (up from 280 in 2009). The 5K race course is not certified, but was accurately measured and was followed correctly by the runners.Ryan Carroll, 27 of Portsmouth won the event with a time of 16:00. 2nd and 3rd were Kevin White, 42 of Virginia Beach (17:22) and John Piggott, 45 of Williamsburg (17:47). However, White and Piggott were awarded 1st
and 2nd Master due to the higher prize money awarded in that category.Similarkly, Jennifer Quarles, 38 of Williamsburg was the 1st woman
(19:33). 2nd woman was Arlyne Spalla, 41 of Yorktown (20:27) followed by 3rd woman Connie Glueck, 46 of Williamsburg in 21:16 and 4th woman Leslie
Fedon, 46 of Virginia Beach with a time of 21:24. Spalla, Glueck and
Fedon were also placed as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Master’s Women due to prize money considerations.
Of special note was the effort by Jim Johnson, 84 of Hampton who (as the oldest runner) completed the course and came in as 3rd is his age group
Prize money was awarded to the top 3 eligible runners overall ($100, $50, $25), and top 3 masters runners (40+) ($100, $50, $25).