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Participants  were given a wristband to wear in the event and honor longtime emcee Larry Reid.    Larry Penkava/Randolph Hub

The Human Race honors Larry Reid

ASHEBORO — The 23rd edition of The Human Race was dedicated to the late Larry Reid, long-time supporter and emcee for the annual event.


Winners of the running portion of the race were Wil Mahan and Beth Allen. Mahan’s winning time was 18:41 and Allen finished in 27:18. For the 3.1-mile journey, Mahan’s time translates into a 6:04 mile pace; Allen’s was 8:48. They led a field of about 50 runners and some 250 participants overall.


This year’s emcees were Emily Byrd, Fox8 meteorologist, and Mike Ingold, who has taken over the WKXR morning show left vacant by Reid’s untimely death last September.


The Human Race is a unique opportunity for individuals, families and businesses to work together raising money for the nonprofit organization or school of their choice. The race features a TAC-certified 5K run as well as a 5K walk that begins and finishes in Bicentennial Park.


Participating nonprofit organizations receive 75-80 percent of the money collected, and The Volunteer Center receives the remaining percentage. 


The Volunteer Center, a program of United Way of Randolph County, works to promote volunteerism in Randolph County. The organization recruits and refers volunteers to local agencies that utilize the services of volunteers.