Amber Bryant Memorial 5k draws largest participation to date

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5k winner Leo Banales, Stacey Chandler, and Norman Chandler

BRAWLEY – Saturday morning at Jeffery Thorton Park in Brawley was the starting point for the Annual Amber Bryant Memorial/Domestic Violence Awareness 5k run/Walk.

Over 200 runners and walkers participated in this year’s event.

Women of Virtue Empowerment Network (WOVEN) is the host organization for the Bryant 5k.

WOVEN offers assistance and support to women on many different issues.

The Bryant event kicks off the 5k season in the Imperial Valley when people are doing more outside activities because of the cooler weather.

The event includes a 5k run which is 3.106 miles from Thorton Park to Cattle Call Park, around the access road one time, and then back to Thorton Park.

The 1 mile walk was around Thorton Park three times.

Event organizers had monitors along the routes as well as water stations.

The winner of the 5k was Leonardo Banales, Brawley, with a time of 16.7 minutes.

The fastest woman in the 5k was Roxanna Falas with a time of 25 minutes.

The fastest male walker was Robert Bowen and the fastest female walker was Peggy Emanuel.

“We want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the Amber Bryant Memorial 5k this year,” said Stacey Chandler, with Woven. “We had a great turnout this year. Half of all the money raised will go to Amber Bryant’s son’s college fund and the rest will go to WOVEN. We want to thank all of our participants and our sponsors.”

If you would like to donate to WOVEN or The Amber Bryant Memorial Fund, send your checks to WOVEN, P.O. Box 1672, Brawley, CA, 92227.

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