Hundreds run for Neighbors' House

Henry Johnson of Sycamore took Top Male Finisher in the 8th Annual NH5K Run April 21.
Henry Johnson of Sycamore took Top Male Finisher in the 8th Annual NH5K Run April 21.

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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