Local Sports Journal

The Mercy Health Seaway Run took place on Saturday morning as thousands of running fanatics took to the streets near downtown Muskegon.

Fremont native Eric Westbrook captured the men’s¬†5K with a time of 16:03.29. In the men’s 15 K, Kevin Rook of Kalamazoo took honors with 54:07. Cleveland, OH native Evan Close won the half marathon in a time of one hour, 17 minutes and 54 seconds.

In the women’s competition, ¬†Montague’s Jeanne Dykman won the 5K in a time of 18:16.53. Jennie Gotardo, who is from Hart, took the 15 K run in a time of 1:12:00. Muskegon native Kristen Brown won the half marathon in a time of 1 hour, 31 minutes and 43 seconds.

Check out the video below of the massive starting line of the 5K run.