Duke Students Run 95 Miles to Benefit Children

4th annual Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge 

Chapel Hill, N.C. — Three students from Duke University teamed up Saturday, April 14, at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest along with 64 other runners to participate in the 4th annual Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge. The three students, Andrew Adelhardt, Harry Elworthy, and Sam McDermott, ran as a relay team and finished with 95.63 miles, a course record. Individuals and teams competed for highest total miles completed on the 1.35-mile loop course with views of the lake.

Jennifer McLaurin of Pittsboro was presented the award for the Chatham County resident with greatest distance covered, with 30.98 miles. Additional course records were set by the overall winners in the individual 12-hour competition: Shannon Johnstone of Cary at 61.95 miles and Mark Rostan of Valdese, NC, at 67.34 miles. In the 6-hour race, winners were Layna Mosley of Chapel Hill with 37.71 miles and Ryan Triffitt of Topsham, ME, with 36.36 miles. Seven runners in the individual 12-hour competition completed 50 miles or more. All proceeds from the event support Chatham County Partnership for Children, a private non-profit which was formed in 1994 to improve early childhood education. Full race results are available at: chathamkids.org/12-hour.

Harry Elworthy of the winning team / Credit: Dan Paige

Pittsboro resident Jennifer McLaurin who completed 31 miles / Credit: Dan Paige

Overall winner Mark Rostan who completed 67 miles / Credit: Shannon Johnstone