By NEMS Daily Journal
There were a record 298 finishers in Saturday’s Running With The King 5k in Tupelo, with Gene Phillips, 40, leading the field in 16:13.
Tupelo’s Rashni Barath, 37, was the top female finisher, 23rd overall at 22:46.
The presenting sponsor was State Farm Insurance. A portion of the proceeds will be given to United Blood Services.
About 20 runners donated blood this year in lieu of their race fee. The previous record for finishers was 265.