Records were breaking left and right on Saturday at the 7th Annual Rudolph’s Revenge 5k and 10k. With a record number of 1,163 finishers, the early morning chilly temperatures didn’t stop runners from coming out to Hudson Gardens in Littleton and posting some fast times. Greg Reindl took home the men’s 5k title in a record time of 15:50. Second place belonged to Kenneth Foster who came in at 16:34, with third place finisher and professional triathlete Michael Lovato finishing in 17:00. Michael’s wife Amanda Lovato, also a professional triathlete, took home the women’s 5k title in a record time of 18:51. Second and third place female finishers Linnabah Snyder and Bridget Tschappat came in at 19:09 and 19:51, respectively. 11-year old Tyler Scholl finished 6th in the men’s race with an impressive time of 17:41, and Tyler’s Mom Stephenie Scholl finished 7th in the women’s race in 21:09.
Start of the Rudolph’s Revenge 5K
The 10k race saw just as impressive finishing times as the 5k, with Olympic runner Roberto Mandje breaking the tape first in the men’s race in 34:18. The race for second and third place was close, with John Sutherland coming in second at 35:22 and Tristan Mitchell hot on his heels coming in third at 35:27. In the women’s 10k race, professional runner and U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runner Captain Kelly Calway came in with a record time of 36:57. Coming in second was elite top distance runner Paige Higgins in 37:47. Rounding out the top three was Michelle Lines with a third place finishing time of 41:06. It’s clear that Rudolph’s Revenge, part of Colorado Runner’s Winter Distance Series, is becoming one of the most popular Winter races in Colorado – attracting top local athletes and running enthusiasts alike.
Start of the Rudolph’s Revenge 10K
- Amanda Hodges, Colorado Runner Ambassador