Hundreds run for Neighbors' House

DeKALB – Almost 250 runners registered for the eighth annual Neighbors’ House 5K Run, held April 21 at Hopkins Park in DeKalb.

Henry Johnson of Sycamore was the overall male finisher with a time of 18:47. The top female finisher, Sarah Garman of Sycamore, came in at 22:18.

Stephen Poorten of Sycamore was the top male finisher in the “15 Years Old & Younger” category at 20:08, and Karissa Olsen of DeKalb clocked in at 23:01 to be the top “15 Years Old & Younger” female finisher.

Among runners who were 50-59, Alan Iandola of DeKalb was the top male with a time of 22:30. Donna Larson of Sycamore came in at 26:59 to be the top 50-59 female finisher.

The top male finisher in the 60-69 category was Pete Sober of DeKalb at 29:59 and the top female age 60-69 was Dorothy Dirks of St. Charles at 46:43.

Tyger Johnson of Dakota, Ill., was the top finisher for 70+ males, with a time of 22:38. 

Results are posted at

All proceeds benefited Neighbors’ House, a nonprofit, community development organization in DeKalb. Neighbors’ House features Homework Help Nights, the Summer Refresher, Reading & Homework Clubs, and Summer Reading Vacations throughout the county. Many of these programs take place in income-eligible housing.

NH5K sponsors were the Daily Chronicle, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Matt Myre-Edward Jones, DeKalb Mechanical, the Suter Company, Northern Rehab, Charter Fitness, National Bank & Trust Co., Panera Bread, North Central Cyclery,, ATEC Ambulance,, Dolce Vita Salon, Culvers, Hy-Vee, NIU Athletics, Primary School Supplies and Hirschbein Trophies.

For more information about Neighbors’ House, contact director Kyle White at 815-787-0600 or

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