The 2020 Taste of Annandale 5K, originally scheduled for Oct. 3, has been canceled, due to continuing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Information about the 2021 event will be announced early next year.
Mark Naylor won the 2019 Taste of Annandale 5K for the third year in a row. The 36-year-old Annandale resident completed the race with a clock time of 19:35.1.
That was slower than his time last year (18:11.9) but good enough to beat 134 other runners in the Oct. 5, 2019, race, a major component of the Taste of Annandale street festival.
Kyle Grimsley, 31, of Springfield, came in second with a time of 19:50.7, and Duane Novotni, 40, of Fairfax, was third, coming in at 19:55.6.
The fastest woman, was Rachel Kuprenas, who came in sixth-place overall. Kuprenas, 26, of Annandale had a time of 21:26.5, and was also the top woman in last year’s Taste of Annandale 5K.
Daniela Raik, 43, of Annandale, was the second-fastest woman with a clock time of 23:42.0, and Robin Hersh, 39, of Arlington, was third at 23:49.8.
Here are the age-category winners at the 2019 Taste of Annandale:
Age 9 and under
Male: M. Klaus, 7, Annandale – 30:01.4
Female: M. Green, 9, Springfield – 29:33.6
Male: A. Syar, 12, Annandale – 25:48.1
Female: K. Adams, 12, Manassas – 44:33.2
Male: Fernando Guzman, 15, Alexandria – 35:23.6
Female: Phoebe Grandison, 15, Annandale – 31:20.2
Male: Arthur Fuller, 26, Silver Spring, Md. – 24:25.7
Female: Shannon Raines, 25, Falls Church – 25:02.1
Male: Michael Blackman, 36, Annandale – 21:20.8
Female: Tiffany Jones, 30, Fairfax – 24:44.5
Male: Edwin Sherman, 40, Alexandria – 21:37
Female: Kate Mattice, 48, Burke – 27:17.5
Male: Jose Sejas, 54 – 20:10.1
Female: Sushila Nanda, 58 – 24:22.9
Age 60 and over
Male: Ernesto Baca, 64, Houston, Texas – 25:25.8
Female: Mary Lowe Mayhugh, 63 – 25:24.4
The complete results are online.
The race was certified by USA Track & Field (certificate #17034RT). The course started at the Kmart parking lot on John Marr Drive, headed along Columbia Pike, through the trails in Mason District Park, and ended up back at the parking lot.
The 5K organizers thank the trainers at PR Performance Fitness for leading warm-up exercises, the 7-Eleven on Hummer Road for donating water and ice, and the Aldi on Columbia Pike for donating fruit and nut bars for the runners.