It dawned cool (some might have called it cold), rainy and a breeze was moving in for Frankford’s first official 5k benefiting the Frankford Business and Professional Association on October 22nd.
The 5K was the brain child of Nafisah Lewis who talked about it in 2013 when I met her at the 5K at Harding Middle School in Frankford for the school’s CHICK’s health and welfare program. Lewis took up running later in life and began with BGR (Black Girls Run).
The Harding run drew a great crowd and attention to Frankford with the sponsorship of Black Thought’s GrassROOTS Foundation.
As you can see from the pictures there was a great crowd this year from all over the area. I met one lady from Springfield, Delaware County who wanted to be here for the first race. The track team from Frankford Friends turned out in force after raising the funds to enter. BGR (Black Girls Run) was well represented as well as runners from all over Frankford.
The results were:
- Age 12 to 20 girl Celia Duhan 13 22:43.9
- Age 21 to 35 girl Quinn Martin 28 30:11.2
- Age 40 to 60 girl Nkenge Rush-Hall 41 28:21.4
- Age 12 to 20 boy Yusef Jamaladdin 14 21:58.5
- Age 21 to 35 Matthew Miller 21:57.5 (man)
- Age 40 to 60 Yuself Jamaladdin 41 22:.33.2
It was a great day for Frankford and another milestone on the road to the future.