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Pella Woman Completes ‘Run to Remember’

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at 6:25 am

Pella resident Debbie Kissinger successfully completed her “Run to Remember” on Sunday, finishing the Des Moines Marathon in four hours and fifty-eight minutes. Kissinger ran with the names of loved ones, including three of her own family members, in her pocket to honor their memory and raise money for hospice care.

Kissinger will be accepting donations for her “Run to Remember” through November 18th. To donate, she can be contacted at the Hospice of Central Iowa Office in Knoxville or click here to visit her website.

Debbie Kissinger was one of nine Pella residents to run the 26.2 mile course. The race also featured three runners from Knoxville, four from Monroe and one from Melcher-Dallas, among other area communities. Nearly 1400 runners participated.

Name                               City             Overall Finish Time
Mike Buchheit              Pella                150                 3:19:40
Benjamin Van Zante  Pella                193                 3:25:40
Matthew Struecker    Knoxville       313                 3:40:28
Doug Prange                 Pella                 398                3:48:02
Ryan Vickerman         Pella                424                 3:49:35
Fred Kreykes                Pella                501                 3:55:13
Jon Muller                     Pella                531                 3:57:40
Stephen Taylor           Monroe           576                4:00:37
Chad Rinehart             Monroe           592                4:02:09
John McConeghey    Monroe           680                4:09:07
Erica Bohn                    Pella                 852                4:25:44
Brad Myers                   Knoxville       1055             4:46:19
Asheley Kephart        Pella                 1131              4:56:30
Debbie Kissinger        Pella                 1143              4:58:46
Shannon Henkenuis  Monroe          1197              5:12:21
Emily Korbel                Knoxville      1322              6:14:07