Colleen Jones celebrates her finish at the annual community mental health run, the Extra Tough 5K & 1 Mile Run, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Riverbend Elementary School. The run is sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Juneau. Jones finished in 21st place out of 39 runners. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Colleen Jones celebrates her finish at the annual community mental health run, the Extra Tough 5K & 1 Mile Run, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Riverbend Elementary School. The run is sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Juneau. Jones finished in 21st place out of 39 runners. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Extra Tough’ runners complete 5K for mental health

Getting ‘extra tough’ on mental health.

Around 60 runners and walkers participated in the Extra Tough 5K & 1 Mile Mental Health Run on Saturday.

Brandon Ivanowicz finished first in the 5-kilometer race with a time of 19 minutes, 30 seconds. The race, which coincided with National Mental Illness Awareness Week, took place at Dimond Park and Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail.

[Photos: Juneau residents run through the rain for mental health]

The run was sponsored by the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Juneau, and donated race-day proceeds to the second phase of Housing First. NAMI Juneau offers information, support and resources to those dealing with mental illness or their loved ones.

Extra Tough 5K Mental Health Run

Oct. 12, 2019

1, Brandon Ivanowicz, 19:30; 2, Finn Kesey 20:59; 3, Lindsay McTague 22:20; 4, Gux Marx 22:24; 5, Scott May 22:35; 6, April Rezendes 23:10; 7, Brandon Shaw 23:16; 8, Steven Schmitz 23:23; 9, Tracy Quinn 24:01; 10, Jeremy Hsieh 24:29; 11, Becky Bohrer 25:35; 12, Bridget McTague 25:37; 13, Brian McTague 25:38; 14, Ricardo Worl 25:49; 15, Jennifer Thorsteinson 26:16; 16, Kristin McTague 26:29; 17, Kevin Elliott 26:31; 18, Tom Meyer 26:35; 19, Danielle Dunivin 27:17; 20, Lori Crupi 27:38; 21, Colleen Jones 27:53; 22, Alyssa Hobbs 28:01; 23, Heather Parker 29:34; 24, David Buss 29:35; 25, Tisha Gieser 30:29; 26, Ruth Kostik 30:30; 27, Joann Riselbach 30:30; 28, Heather Robertson 32:09; 29, Michael Bower 32:11; 30, Brandee Gerke 32:54; 31, Andrzej Piotrowski 32:55; 32, Tamala Booton 32:58; 33, Liz Eilers 33:13; 34, David Noon 33:14; 35, Jennifer Watson 34:16; 36, Ed Johns 37:48; 37, Serena Crupi 38:17; 38, Adelyn Buss 38:17; 39, Crystal Schmitz 40:45.


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com.


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