Runners head down North Mercer Way off Luther Burbank Park in the first mile of the Half Marathon Sunday. Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

Sun comes out for Mercer Island Half Marathon run

  • Mon Mar 20th, 2017 3:52pm
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Thousands of runners and walkers crossed the finish line at Sunday’s 45th annual Mercer Island Half Marathon, which also features 10K and 5K road races, helping raise funds and awareness for colon cancer and other causes supported by the local Rotary Club.

Seattle’s Uli Steidl won the half marathon with a time of 1:10.29, and Pittsburgh’s Jennifer Bingham was the top female finisher at 1:21.18.

Kevin Hansen of Lake Forest Park won the 10K run (34:23), while Seattle’s Bethany Freeburg was the top female finisher (42:49).

Bothell’s Austin Brown won the 5K run (18:36), and Nancy Hobbs, from Colorado Springs, was the top female finisher with a time of 22:03.

Click here for more race results, including the overall top 20 finishers in each distance and a report of all Mercer Island resident half marathon finishers.

There were 3,602 registrants. To see full results, visit the Mercer Island Half Marathon website.

 

The historic Roanoke Inn Tavern is framed by two runners in the Half Marathon on North Mercer Way. Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

Racers participate in a group stretch before the start of the 10K Run. Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

Betsy Rigsbee, left, a volunteer representing Movement Systems Physical Therapy, high-fives a Half Marathon runner on North Mercer Way, 12 miles into the race. Everyone in the vicinity agreed: Rigsbee was the most energetic supporter of the day. Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

The Mercer Island Community and Event Center bustles with activity as racers prepare in the chilly but sunny morning. Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

Garrett Shore of Newcastle, 10, was master of the water cups at a watering stand staffed by volunteers from Farmers Insurance in Sunday’s Half Marathon. Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

Children sprint at the start of the Kids’ Dash, part of the Mercer Island Half, Sunday at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter