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Saturday, June 3, 2000 -- Kanawha City, WV
Run with a Cop 5K Run/Walk
Story and photos by George Gannon

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Racing through the streets of Kanawha City
Reggae masters Inner Circle posed this question in the early 1990's: "Bad Boys, Bad Boys, whatcha' gonna' do? Whatcha' gonna' do when they come for you?" On Saturday, Kevin Williams gave his final answer: "RUN!" Williams took the top spot in The Run With (as opposed to From) A Cop 5K in Charleston.

An early morning, somewhat cool but "great" weather, and an absolutely beautiful track made for a great race. The "flat and fast" course floated around the banks of the Kanawha River and shot through the neighborhood behind CAMC Memorial.

Williams was the first to "stick it to the man." A little off the pace at the start, Williams took over at the mile marker and never looked back. Although slightly disappointed with his time, 16:28, he felt he "ran a good race." Next to cross the line, was Kevin Boyce (16:54), taking the number two spot. John Frazier (17:37) rounded out the top three.

Young & Carte
Connie and Roxane cool down after running with the law
The sirens sounded for Kelli McGraw (18:49) for the second year in a row. Complementing her first place run last year with another top spot finish, McGraw, a course veteran, was alone the whole race. Also posting strong numbers, Connie Young (20:02) took the number two spot. Roxane Cart (20:28) blew through all the red lights to take the number three spot.

In the Master Category, Duane Dombek (17:55), who represented strong in the New York Marathon, took the number one spot. Barbara Kuhlemeir (21:19) finished first in the Women's Master Category.

We had thiiiis much fun!
In the Law Enforcement category (it would not be called "Run With a Cop" if there were no cops), Russell Channell (26:31) and Greg Light took the morning off from busting bad guys to take the number one and two spots, respectively. Two of Charleston's finest, Amy Cadle and Valerie Strege, grabbed the number three and four positions.

The race benefited great causes in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and to the Kanawha County Special Olympics, and everyone had great things to say about the event. A WVOutside shout-out to Pam Anderson, one of our own, for her help with the results. Also, a shout-out to Ms. Amy Graham for her help as well. The Run With a Cop is a great race with a great course. If you missed it this year, be sure to check it out in 2001.