Flash was in reality C.J. Rodriguez, who covered the three-mile plus course in 15:30, living up to his comic book alter-ego. The butterfly, or she might have been a fairy princess, was Pettus High School coach Darcy Siddon, who crossed the finish line at 22:10.
“We had about 40 sign-up before the race but the cool weather probably kept some at home,” said CBC organizer and head basketball coach Bucky Hartman. Temperatures were in the high 40’s, according to the Weather Channel.
Still, about 30 or so runners braved the cool weather and most donned costumes of some sort to abide by the theme of the run. Ghouls of all description, butterflies, and even Superman and Batman made an appearance and ran in the event.
Results of the event were as follows for the rest of the brave competitors:
18 and under
Men’s first place went to Sylvestre Sanchez at 19:10. The women’s division had Celeste Sims in first at 23:30. Second place went to Elizabeth Urquidi at 24:23 and Kaitlyn Perez was third in 25:50.
In the men’s division, Rodriguez blazed his way into first place with his 15:30 clocking. Dillon Sellers was second at 19:55 and Tony Martinez placed third at 23:09.
The ladies had Siddon place first with her time of 22:10. Allison Porter was second at 31:20 and Terry McBlain was third in 42:24.
Jonathan Russell won the men’s division in 19:55 with Manuel Carranco Jr. in second place at 20:26. James Harrison was third in 23:44.
Monica Elliott ran a 26:00 for first place in the women’s age group event. Second place went to Stacey DelBosque with a time of 27:10. Patricia Bartlett was third in 29:52.
The CBC Monster 5K run is going to be an annual event, according to Hartman, and he urged all the monsters, ghosts and goblins who missed it this year to make the scary scene next year.