Honors College run benefits Children's Hospital, Midlothian Clinic

The Youngstown State University Honors College raised $2,800 last month with its first “Y Are You Running?” 5K run/walk on the YSU campus.

More than 200 runners participated in the race sponsored by HBK CPAs and Consultants.

“The purpose of this race was for participants to find their ‘Y’ – the reason they’re running – whether that be for a particular cause or organization, or in regards to their own fitness journeys,” said Victoria Ferry, Honors College graduate assistant and physical therapy graduate student who organized the event.

Top female finisher, Hannah Sprowl, and top male finisher, Ryan Roush, were each awarded $1,400 to donate to the Valley organization of their choosing.

Sprowl, who ran a time of 23:36, donated her portion of the proceeds to Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman. A current dental hygiene student at YSU, Sprowl plans to work with pediatrics and has “a huge place in (her) heart for children in need.”

Graduate student Roush, with a time of 15:02, chose to donate his $1,400 to the Midlothian Free Health Clinic in Youngstown. The clinic, staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses, provides health care services to serve the needs of the uninsured in the community.