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Skeleton Skamper Scares Up Winners and a Good Time

Almost 1,000 athletes took to the streets in Mount Pleasant.

Editor's Note: We mistakenly listed the same runner as both the male and female 3rd place. When we get the correct name of the 3rd place female runner, we will add it to the story. We regret the error.

It was a beautiful fall day for a race or two on Oct. 29 in Mount Pleasant. Nearly 1,000 athletes of all shapes, sizes, and ages - many of them in costume - participated in the 2nd annual Skeleton Skamper.

Sponsored by Real Racine and a host of local businesses, the Skeleton Skamper featured 5K (3.5 mile) and half-marathon (13 miles) race courses as well as a Kids Fun Walk.

Do you have photos or a story to share about the Skeleton Skamper? Do it here!

Here's a list of the winners as provided by Real Racine:

Half-marathon:  Men overall

1. Jean-Bernard Flanigan, Libertyville, Ill., 1:23:50 

2. Kevin Weslaski, Racine, 1:26:02

3. Gerald Ryan, Oak Creek, 1:26:14

Half-marathon:  Women overall

1. Colleen Eland, Racine,  1:30:24

2. Kristen Dietz, Wauconda, Ill.,  1:34:02

3. TBD

5k:  Men overall

1. Alan Harris, Racine, 20:01

2. Josh Patzen, Union Grove, 20:05

3. Michael Berger, Racine, 20:31

5k:  Women overall

1. Sara Shefchik, Franksville,  20:53

2. Kelli Steenrod, Mount Pleasant, 22:20

3. Megan Farley, Wauwatosa, 23:45

Costume contest

Best kids overall: Elijah Horek Gaultier

Best adults: Kim Migazzi, Otis Jones, D.J. Hessenthaler, Jeff Curcio, Jason Lindstrum

Best group:  John, J.J. and Zoe Schinkowitch (Capt. Hook, Tinkerbelle and Peter Pan); Sallie Gill and Sue Waters (pirate women;  Sara Heidenreiter, Emily Pratt and Sarah Joyce (three mimes)

Heather Asiyanbi October 31, 2011 at 04:52 PM
@Mike - like Katie, if you have information you can share about this incident, please drop me at note at heather.asiyanbi@patch.com so we can confirm the details and condition of the runner. Thanks!
Bill Bouma October 31, 2011 at 06:10 PM
I caution everyone on giving out medical information about someone else, without their permission! There are federal laws (HIPAA) that you may be breaking, without you knowing about it! Chief Bill Bouma South Shore Fire Department
Jerry Bloom October 31, 2011 at 06:18 PM
The accident happened right in front of me. I sprinted to stop the lady that hit her, she was really old. She didn't even really know what happened when I banged on her window. She could have hit the group of six of us....by God's grace she didnt. I stopped at All Saints after the race and she was still in the ER waiting for some tests on her head.
Heather Asiyanbi October 31, 2011 at 07:36 PM
Thank you, Chief, for pointing this out! We are still working to confirm details of the runner's condition and as soon as we know anything, we will pass it on, keeping, of course, private information private as required and/or requested.
Heather Asiyanbi October 31, 2011 at 08:49 PM
We have a story up about the running injured during the race. Please click here for more details: http://patch.com/A-nvqr

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