Old Bill's Fun Run for Charities

Racers break out of the starting gate at the beginning of the Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities in 2015 in downtown Jackson. The 2019 race took place Saturday.

The results of the Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities are just what you’d expect, with Samantha Diaz taking first in the women’s category for the 10K race, and Matt Chorney in the men’s.

The two distance runners frequently triumph in Jackson Hole races. Diaz, who last month won the Rendezvous Hill Climb for the third time, finished in 37:09. Chorney, a Jackson Hole High School cross-country and track and field coach, came in at 34:02.

In the 5K, Nicki Kinney was the first woman over the finish line with a time of 22:57, and Alexandru Bacosca was the first man with 19:22. For the girls’ 5K, Gabriella (Gigi) Mahood won with 26:11, and Joe Ornowski won the boys’ division with 24:01.

The Jackson Community Foundation sponsors the annual run, and in its 22-year existence $159 million has been raised for nonprofits. In a news release Saturday, President Katharine Conover noted the perfect weather that graced the race this year.

“The sun always shines on Old Bill’s,” she said, “as Old Bill’s makes our community brighter.”

The giving period for the philanthropic endeavor continues through 5 p.m. Friday. See CFJacksonHole.org.

Congrats to the winners, listed below:

In the Youth 5K run for girls:

Gabriella "Gigi" Mahood took first at 26:11

Neve Pruzan took second at 28:50

Alexandra Gingery took third at 30:096

Kate Miele took fourth at 30:098

Brooke Balogh took fifth at 30:53

In the Youth 5K run for boys:

Joe Ornowski took first at 24:01

Max Lynch took second at 24:03

Peter Concannon took third at 24:17

Max Harland took fourth at 25:535

Zachary Weisman took fifth at 25:537

In the Women’s 10K run:

Samantha Diaz took first at 37:09

Katy Hollbacher took second at 42:30

Marcy Harris took third at 47:15

Christine Kiely took fourth at 49:04

Terra Luebbering took fifth at 49:26

In the Men’s 10K run:

Matt Chorney took first at 34:20

Valentin Vazquez Garcia took second at 36:44

Stephen Arnold took third at 37:49

Erwin Velasquez took fourth at 38:07

Mike Evans took fifth at 38:08

In the Women’s 5K run:

Nicki Kinney took first at 22:57

Tamsen Pruzan took second at 23:22

Emily Cornelius took third at 24:05

Megan Anderson took fourth at 24:27

Allison Wolf took fifth at 24:52

In the Men’s 5K run:

Alexandru Bacosca took first at 19:22

Esteban Barrios took second at 20:09

Brent Peacock took third at 20:26

Albert Wheeler took fourth at 21:20

Bridger Stiles took fifth at 21:55

Contact Cody Cottier at 732-5911 or town@jhnewsandguide.com.

Cody Cottier covers town and state government. He grew up with a view of the Olympic Mountains, and after graduating Washington State University he traded it for a view of the Tetons. Odds are the mountains are where you’ll find him when not on deadline.

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