Inaugural Adidas 5K Run

There was more than just golf as part of the weekend festivities as runners had a chance to compete in the first ever Adidas 5K event as a part of the Ally Challenge.

Lori Taylor made history as the first winner of the Ally Challenge’s Adidas 5K Race.

“We saw that they were doing a golf tournament we saw that there was a race with it and we figured our house was on the course so why not give it a shot,” said Taylor.

And gave it a shot she did. Crossing the finish line just shy of 20 minutes, Taylor said training in her own neighborhood was not only convenient but proven to be a secret weapon against the new but challenging course.

“They call it Warwick Hills for a reason, there are definitely hills on this course,” Taylor said.

For the first year of the Adidas 5K, they had hundreds register but they’re hoping for next year they’ll have thousands.

Just like the Ally Challenge, it’s proceeds go back to four charities in Genesee County.

Runners and walkers of all ages competed for a good cause.

For the first year of the Adidas 5K they had hundreds register but they’re hoping for next year they’ll have thousands.

The race gave those golf fans an opportunity to start making other traditions in addition to watching the much anticipated Ally Challenge that Taylor said will have a lasting impact on the area.

“I hope it sticks around I remember the Buick Open was huge for Grand Blanc and the surrounding communities so I’m hoping this is a new tradition that we keep for many many years to come,” Taylor said.

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