Runners take off from the start line in Saturday’s 22nd annual Chum Run.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Runners take off from the start line in Saturday’s 22nd annual Chum Run. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Chum Run completes 22nd year of competition

More than 160 people took part in the 22nd Chum Run Saturday, June 15, at South Whidbey Community Park.

South Whidbey High School distance runner Michael Cepowski finished first in the 5K race that wound through the forested trails around the park. Joey Key of Bothell placed first among the female runners.

A handful of youngsters also joined the fun, competing in the Fry Run offered after the completion of the 5K.

Proceeds from the Chum Run, which was hosted by the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District, will go to the Healthy Island Youth Initiative Scholarship Program and the parks and rec department.

The scholarship program provides Island County youth, whose families may find the cost of organized physical activities a barrier to participation, with funds to participate in healthy and active organized events such as sports, dance classes, swim lessons and other programs.

Michael Cepkowski, the Chum Run’s top finisher, zips through the course. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Michael Cepkowski, the Chum Run’s top finisher, zips through the course. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Gavin Clark navigates the trails.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Gavin Clark navigates the trails. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

A pair of runners complete the first lap.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

A pair of runners complete the first lap. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Edgar Anthony Trevino shows off his Fry Run medal and fancy footwear.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Edgar Anthony Trevino shows off his Fry Run medal and fancy footwear. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Trisha Hallgren, left, and Joani Wright run the course together.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Trisha Hallgren, left, and Joani Wright run the course together. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Cayle Key works her way through the wooded trail.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Cayle Key works her way through the wooded trail. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey High School sophomore Kaia Swegler Richmond runs the trails familiar to the Falcon distance runners.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey High School sophomore Kaia Swegler Richmond runs the trails familiar to the Falcon distance runners. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Shanea Trevino competes with son Edgar along for the ride.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Shanea Trevino competes with son Edgar along for the ride. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Don Lane emerges from the wooded portion of the run.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Don Lane emerges from the wooded portion of the run. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Abby Macaluso, 10, picks up the pace.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Abby Macaluso, 10, picks up the pace. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Alistair McLachlan runs to second place in the Chum Run.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Alistair McLachlan runs to second place in the Chum Run. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Sully Petz holds a slight lead over Erin Rodriguez.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Sully Petz holds a slight lead over Erin Rodriguez. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Beth Johnson hustles along the course. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Beth Johnson hustles along the course. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Emile Rabinovich, left, and Mike Schierbeek take a spin around the Chum Run course.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Emile Rabinovich, left, and Mike Schierbeek take a spin around the Chum Run course. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Samantha Shaw leads the runners in a warm-up routine prior to the race. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Samantha Shaw leads the runners in a warm-up routine prior to the race. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Sylvie Horton enjoys a treat after completing the Fry Run.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Sylvie Horton enjoys a treat after completing the Fry Run. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

A youngster gets into the warm-up session before the race.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

A youngster gets into the warm-up session before the race. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

A duo slips along the down-hill portion of the race.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

A duo slips along the down-hill portion of the race. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

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