PHOTOS: 1,344 Costume-Clad Runners Participate in 1st Annual Halloween Hustle

Take a look at photos of the first annual Halloween Hustle at Stony Creek.

The inaugural Halloween Hustle 5K & 10K at Stony Creek Metropark on Saturday was a hit with more than 1,300 runners and walkers hitting the pavement for a good cause.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Macomb County Food Bank and the Michigan Humane Society.

Event organizer Nancy Smith said 1,344 people -- many dressed in Halloween costumes -- signed up for the Oct. 27 race.

"We really loved seeing all of the costumes and hoopla," said runner Karolyn Tomayko.

The event kicked off with a costume contest for best individual, group, child and doggie. Each winner walked away with a $20 gift certificate.

The 10K started first and was followed 15 minutes later by the 5K.

Awards were given out for overall male and female winners, masters male and female winners and age groups winners.

5K Winners

Open Winners

Female: Michele Verellen (Livonia)     
Male: Lindsey Lalonde (Ann Arbor)

Masters Winners

Female: Nina Burnett (Troy)          
Male: Jim Szymanski (Shelby Township)  

10K Winners

Open Winners

Female: Carrie Backman  (Grosse Pointe Farms)
Male: Zachary Cieplechowicz (Emmett)

Masters Winners

Female: Sharon Mulligan (Sterling Heights, MI)
Male: Lorn Miller (Macomb, MI)

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