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Sunriver Run for the Birds Draws Over 250 Runners

Mike Hunt and Samantha Snukis are First Place Male and Female 10K Finishers

(Sunriver, Ore.) — Sunriver Resort presented the Run for the Birds on July 26, 2014 benefitting the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory. The race welcomed over 250 5K, 10K and Children’s 1K runners and walkers.

Top male finishers for the 10K were Mike Hunt of Bend, OR, age 18, finishing in 33:11; Mike Carriglitto of Stowe, PA, age 38, with a time of 37:11 and Vilen Rodeski, age 31 came in third place with a time of 41:16.

The top female 10K finishers were Samantha Snukis, age 28 of Stowe, PA who finished in 40:45; Jay Whitney of Bend, OR, age 31 with a time of 44:49 and Ashley Teeple of Enumclaw, WA, age 31 with a time of 51:19.

Runners received commemorative drinking glasses and free entry to the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory, while Children’s Race runners received finisher medals. Racers and spectators celebrated with post-race treats at the Sunriver Resort Lodge while interacting with some of the Nature Center’s birds of prey.

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