Boulder Running Company runner Andy Rinne, 35, of Colorado Springs, won the Peace Officers Memorial Valor Run on Saturday. Rinne covered the mostly flat 5K in 17 minutes, 16 seconds, a new course record.
"The run felt good," Rinne said. "I came out for a good cause. This is what's all about. I wanted to show my support for the police officers and for the people who help make Colorado Springs safe."
The run was a fund-raiser for the Peace Officer's Memorial, which will be located at America the Beautiful Park.
Race director Erin Gibson said the project will cost about $1 million. She said about $300,000 has been raised toward that goal. Anyone who would like to contribute can find more information at http://www.peaceofficermemorial.com.
Nacho Mata, 24, Colorado Springs) was second in 18:53, a new 20-29 age-group record. Todd Murray (47, Colorado SPrings, 18:58) was third.
In the women's race, Rhonda Harrop of Springville, Utah, won in 22:26, a 30-39 age-group course record.
Georgann Richardson was second in 23:34, a new age-group record in the 50-59 division.
Kristi Havenar (35, Colorado Springs, 24:00, was third.
Video: Interview with men's race winner Andy Rinne http://pikespeaksports.us/video/andy-rinne-wins-4th-annual.
Video: Race start here http://pikespeaksports.us/video/start-of-the-2010-peace
Results here: http://pikespeaksports.us/group/roadtrailrunning/forum/topics/2010-peace-officers-memorial