LOGAN’s Run 2017 a huge success

We had a great day for the 14th annual LOGAN’s Run August 5 at Notre Dame. Cool temperatures and sunny skies gave us ideal conditions for running and walking. We are still tallying totals, but early numbers from online registrations show we had more than 1,200 participants! Of those, about 700 ran the 5k, 200 the 10k and 375 the 1-mile walk. Add to those numbers about 300 volunteers, and we definitely brought a crowd to White Field.

And the winners are ….

5k Race

Justin Kowalski, 31, of South Bend won the men’s division of the 5k with a time of 16:38.8 minutes. Nathan Jones, 40, of Middlebury, finished second overall, and right behind him, almost neck and neck, was Chris White, 43, of Elkhart. Only .17 seconds separated the second- and third-place finishes (17:28.98 minutes and 17.29.15 minutes).

In the women’s division of the 5k race, Trisha Nelson, 26, of South Bend, won with a time of 18:51.87 minutes. Kristina Krasich, 28, of South Bend, followed in 19:16.77 minutes, and Colleen Dabler, 43, of Osceola, finished third with a time of 20:00.42 minutes.

10k Race

Derek Miller, 19, of Shipshewana, sailed through the 10k course with a winning time of 33:07 minutes. Mike McCarthy, 37, of South Bend, finished second, in 36:49.97 minutes. Saul Garcia, 17, of South Bend, came in third, at 36:57.08 minutes.

Laura Gillette, 32, of Goshen ran the fastest time in the women’s division, 40:36.47 minutes. Hannah Yeakey, 18, of Goshen finished a close second, in 40:40.73 minutes. Margaret McLaughlin, 45, of Granger, came in third overall, with a time of 44:38.4 minutes.

Click here to see the full list of race results.

Participants love LOGAN’s Run

Again this year, we heard lots of praise for LOGAN’s Run. Participants love the beautiful course at Notre Dame. The 10k route circles St. Mary’s Lake, and the 5k takes runners around St. Joseph Lake. Participants run on wooded paths and on campus sidewalks.

“I just want to say that the LOGAN’s Run is one of the best organized runs around. Not to mention for a good cause,” said one 5k participant in an email sent after the run. “I have run this race the last two years and have told many others to run.”

“What a great race day!” said a 10k runner.

We love LOGAN’s Run, too

Between sponsorships and participants, LOGAN’s Run raises vital funds each year for the services and supports LOGAN provides to children and adults living with the challenges of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Early estimates show this year’s event raised close to $100,000 for LOGAN. Thank you for making this event so successful!

Click here to watch an interview on WNDU on race day.


For more information about LOGAN’s Run, please contact:

Jill Langford
Chief Development Officer
(574) 289-4831