Mr. Ed’s 5K race has repeat winner

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Vince Donner was the winner at this morning’s annual Mr. Ed’s 5K race in Middleport while Kimberly Mills was the top female finisher.

Led by a repeat champion, Middleport’s Super Bowl Sunday tradition continued this morning as several hundred running enthusiasts from all around Western New York took part in the 27th annual Mr. Ed’s 5K race under sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 40’s.

Vince Donner, a Roy-Hart High graduate and current Niagara Falls resident, took first place honors for the second year in a row with a winning time of :17.09.

Kimberly Mills of Basom was the first female finisher in a time of :19.25.

In all some 550 runners took part in the morning’s actives which included a 5 K walk and a 1K fun run in addition to the main 5K run which had over 400 competitors.

Proceeds from the event go to the Mr. Ed’s Scholarship Fund which benefits current and former Roy-Hart graduates.

Hundreds of running enthusiasts head away from the starting line at this morning’s annual Mr. Ed’s 5K race.