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Colleyville’s xSIGHTment run caps off charity series

Runners take off from the starting line during the 19th Annual Colleyville Lion's Club xSIGHTment Run on June 4, 2016, at Colleyville Center. This race was the third and final competition in the Colleyville 5K Championship Series. (Special to the Star-Telegram/Andrew Buckley)
Runners take off from the starting line during the 19th Annual Colleyville Lion's Club xSIGHTment Run on June 4, 2016, at Colleyville Center. This race was the third and final competition in the Colleyville 5K Championship Series. (Special to the Star-Telegram/Andrew Buckley) Special to Star-Telegram

Colleyville Lion’s Club xSIGHTment 5k race on June 4 completed the third and final race of the Colleyville 5k Championship Series sponsored by Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The day included a 5k track that was a one-loop path beginning at the Colleyville Center on River Walk Drive and featured a fast straight away section on Hall-Johnson Road and back to the Colleyville Center.

It also featured the popular one-mile fun run.

Family-friendly events included stroller runners and four-legged friends.

Kyle Scanlan of Southlake finished first overall. Scanlon, who recently graduated from Baylor University in Waco and works in technology consulting, turned 22 on June 8.

“I’m just trying to keep in shape,” Scanlan said of his interest in running.

He also enjoys the camaraderie.

“Runners create an interesting environment,” he said. “It’s fun to see people reach their goals.”

Nick Sabre, 16, joined other members of Colleyville Heritage High School’s Drumline in providing musical memories at the event.

Sabre, who will be a junior this fall, said it was fun participating in such a worthy cause.

“It was pretty cool,” Sabre said of the event, adding that his favorite part was the “free pancake breakfast.”

The series brings Colleyville 5K runs into one place for the convenience of the community.

The 5K race series benefits three Colleyville non-profits:

  • The Colleyville Heritage High School Panther Band and PALS program March for Water on April 2
  • The United Methodist Church of Colleyville Run for Rescue 5K on April 9
  • The Colleyville Lions Club XSightment Run held last Saturday

“Each run is independent of the chamber and is administrated by the non-profit,” said Connie Hanner, chamber president. “This is the chamber’s opportunity to give back to our fantastic community. By helping non-profits be successful, we strengthen our overall business community.”

Marty Sabota: 817-390-7367

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