Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2021. 6:02 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Roxana Lemus won the Run 5K, Feed 5 Strays race organized by Belize City Animal Aid group as a fundraiser to assist in their animal rescue initiatives.
The virtual race started on April 4, 2021, commemorating World Stray Animals Day, and concluded on April 18.
Lemus of Team Westrac ran the 5-kilometre race in San Ignacio in 25 minutes and 20 seconds.
Second place was taken by Lilly Waight who clocked 28:10 for Running Sisters in Orange Walk.
Also from Orange Walk running for Shuga City Run Club Stacey Pelayo finished third in 28:20.
There was a tie for fourth place. Both Diana Arias of Team Juiciness in Belmopan and Jane Champion of Splash in Placencia clocked 29:17.
Westrac had the next two runners in Belmopan. Xenia Rauda was 6th in 29:35 and Irene Thiessen 7th in 29:38.
There was another tie, this time for 8th place. Both Fátima Varela running in San Ignacio for Westrac and Splash Running Club’s Nazle Westby in Placencia recorded 29:54 for the 5k.
Tenth place was independent runner Janine Lopez timing 39:14.
Seventeen women runners competed.
The Run 5K, Feed 5 Strays race raised $611.00 to help Belize City Animal Aid group in rescuing, treating, spaying, rehoming, and saving stray dogs and cats.
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