The Zachary Elementary Parent Teacher Organization held its annual Spring Fling Fun Run and 5K on April 9 at Copper Mill Elementary School.

The event benefits all elementary schools in Zachary and featured an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, fun games and activities by BREC Outdoors and BREC on the Geaux and an awards ceremony for race winners in several categories. Everyone who participated in both races received a custom Spring Fling medal.

Five children from the South Central Louisiana chapter of Ainsley’s Angels and their volunteer assistants received a five-minute head start in the 5K event, which featured children, teens and adults from Zachary, Baker, Baton Rouge, Greenwell Springs, Jackson, Slaughter and Anniston, Alabama.

Nearly 250 people participated in the 1-mile Fun Run.

Fastest 1-mile runners from each school include Colin Ashford, Zachary Early Learning Center; Savannah Gremillion, Northwestern Elementary; Jaylen Sweats, Rollins Place Elementary; Sawyer Sequin, Zachary Elementary; and Reese Hughes, Copper Mill Elementary.

Winners of the 5K include:

?TOP OVERALL MALE: Bradley Marler, 16


FIRST-PLACE AND RUNNER-UP BOYS (12 AND UNDER): Rhen Langley and Aaron Clark (assisted by Daniel Vallin), respectively

FIRST-PLACE AND RUNNER-UP GIRLS (12 AND UNDER): Elizabeth Eddy and Lucille Yoes, respectively

FIRST-PLACE AND RUNNER-UP BOYS (13 TO 18): Wyatt Barbe and Ethan Savario, respectively

FIRST-PLACE AND RUNNER-UP GIRLS (13 TO 18): Katie Mestayer and Vira Okert, respectively

FIRST-PLACE AND RUNNER-UP ADULT MALES: Bharath Krishnamoorthi and Nathan DeWitt, respectively

FIRST-PLACE AND RUNNER-UP ADULT FEMALES: Dyeisha Swiney Okert and Jennifer Reitzell, respectively.