The Most Glamorous Run


Just because it’s the ‘Glam Run’ doesn’t mean walking isn’t allowed. The only rule is to wear pink.

On Saturday, October 14, Palm Harbor University’s Center for Wellness and Medical Professions (PHUHS CWMP) Glam Run 5k took place. This race raises money for the medical program at PHUHS and also the LYN Fund, a charitable organization.

Many students and adults gathered at Pop Stansell Park, at 8:00 a.m., wearing pink from head to toe. People had pink t-shirts, pink boas, and even pink shoelaces to show their spirit. Some are there to win, and others are there for fun.

Participants are placed into categories based off of age:

11 and under, 12-15, 16-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

The top male and female in each group win a medal.

Tents were set up along the edges of the park for advertising and entertainment, and the race winners were announced on the stage. From the first place winner to the very last walker, the crowd joined the cheerleaders in cheering on every participant.

16 year old Bryce Dittmar came in first place with a time of 19 minutes and 37.8 seconds. After first, the places went as follows:

Second- Robert Flynn

Third- Sam Maiocco

Fourth- Paul Swindle

Fifth- Wolfgang Weber

Sixth- Brent Anderson

Seventh- Collin Cundiff

Eighth- Connor Bartholomew

Ninth- James Bodoway

Tenth- Quinten Smith

The race is annual and will continue to occur in October, most likely in the same location. There’s always a good reason to run, knowing it will benefit organizations in the community.