Saturday morning was perfect for being outdoors and cheering on the forty people in the 3rd Annual Rochester Walk/Run along the Green River's winding.
The Rochester Ladies League sponsored the event, Lindsay and Derrick Benton organized the run/walk, and their three children, Ella,11, Andy, 10 and Audrey,8, handed out water to the thirsty runners at the halfway point.
Parker Smith, Butler County Freshman, was the overall winner with a fantastic time of 19:47.
Lynn Beasley, 30, from Rochester was the top female and 4th overall.
Duffy Sutton, 57, from Somerset, completed the race and is on a quest to do a 5K in every County in Kentucky. He only has Trigg and Washington counties left. His coldest day was minus seven degrees. The hottest, one hundred and two degrees, in ice, rain, over bridges, under covered bridges, railroad trestles, and more. He loves going to different counties and meeting people. Duffy retired with twenty-six years of service with the Kentucky State Police, and we thank him for that service.
Several families were in the race, but everyone's favorite was Terry Wolf, 65, she was not in the top ten or top thirty, but she received everyone's praise when crossing the finish line.
County Attorney Dick Deye and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Michele Duvall have competed in all three of the 5 K's.
Because of COVID 19, all other 5 K's in Butler County over the past six months have been canceled. Thanks to the Rochester Ladies League and Mayor Martha Roe for putting this together.