Gift of Life 5K earns $35K for Trust For Life

Published 10:39 am Saturday, September 30, 2017

Trust For Life raised more than $35,000 for the Satterwhite Assistance Fund at the Gift of Life 5K in Winchester.

“That money will help transplant recipients around the state,” Paula Joslin, Clark circuit clerk and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust For Life Foundation president, said.

While this was the third year of the 5K for Trust for Life, it is the first year the race has been in Winchester. The race will return to Clark County in 2018.

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Overall winners for the race included Steve Caudill, first place; David Ward, second place; and Larry Ertel, third place in the men’s division. Caudill also placed first overall.

In the women’s division, Sally Corrigan took first place; Bridgit Buffington, second place; and Chloe Crumpton, third place.

This was the first race for Clark County native and Lexington resident Lisle Adams since his accident a year ago.

Adams was severely injured in September 2016 when he stopped to check his vehicle after a fender-bender on New Circle Road in Lexington. As he assessed the damage to his vehicle, Adams was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

An avid runner, Adams was said he met his goal of finishing the race in less than 30 minutes. Lisle served as the spokesperson for the race.

“It’s the slowest 5K I’ve ever run, but by far the most rewarding,” Adams said.

WKYT news anchor Amber Philpott ran the race and served as master of ceremonies. Prototype, featuring Winchester native Brett Higgins, provided entertainment.

“Our success is dependent on the incredible support of individuals and businesses in Clark County who volunteered, sponsored us at various levels and donated prizes, food, services and so much more,” Joslin said. “We look forward to an exciting 5K next year and another chance for Clark County to shine.”

The Gift of Life 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Winchester.