West Valley's Simon and Eielson's Plask run away from the cops

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 09:49 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-One West Valley runner and a military police woman showed that young legs can make a quick getaway. Downtown Fairbanks on Cushman Street ,in front of the Police headquarters, was the start and finish of the "Run From the Cops" 5K on Saturday morning.

This 5K is put on to raise money for the "Wish Upon the North Star Foundation", a charity that supports children with life-threatening illnesses.

Officers stuck together and tried to run the race in about 30 minutes while trailing the field of the runners. Anyone who escapes the cops will be rewarded with "officer's donuts" and other refreshments at the finish.

West Valley high school cross country runner and hockey player Keel Simon must've been hankering for a chocolate frosted, powdered or glazed donut. The rising Wolfpack sophomore finished first in18:33. Tommy Dahill was the runner up in 18:43.

Andrea Plasky wasn't too far behind taking the women's crown. Plasky is a MP at Eielson Air Force Base who hails from Arizona. She was third overall in 20:53.

Simon had some choice words after out running the cops today.

"Weak. Could've done better. Well [I] like the race setup but c'mon cops 33:30...(sighs)."

Plasky was kinder after the race in regards to the Golden Heary City's finest.

"It was [a] pretty simple [race]. Fairbanks PD did a great job in marking the roads, marking the bike paths for letting the runners know where to go. Overall, really good run, nice breeze out," Plasky said.

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