Menifee Area Runners Enjoy Half Marathon, 5K Run

Rob Hillery, a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton, carries the American flag across the finish line.
Runners from throughout the Menifee area and beyond took to the streets this morning, testing their stamina and simply having a good old time in the Menifee Half Marathon and 5K run.

Beginning on Antelope Road in front of Mt. San Jacinto College, runners headed south, with the half marathon runners covering a 13.1-mile course through the rural east portions of the city -- even dirt roads east of Briggs Road.

The City of Menifee was title sponsor for the event, which raised funds for Menifee United Way. All participants received medals and trophies were given out to the top finishers.

Brett Coenen, 18, of Menifee was the overall half marathon winner, finishing in 1:27.08 to win the event for the second straight year. Molly Schreiner, 28, finished second overall to lead all female runners in a time of 1:30.20.

Winner of the 5K run was 15-year-old Matthew Tibbitts in a time of 19:45.7.

For a video report on today's event, click here. Complete results are available at the Menifee Half Marathon website. Click on 2013 Race Results.

Overall half marathon winner Brett Coenen poses with his trophy and Menifee royalty.

Molly Schreiner, the top female finisher, poses with her trophy.




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