2022 Liberty Hospital Half Marathon & Jewell 5k is a Huge Success

The Liberty Hospital Half Marathon And Jewell 5k
Team members from Gary Crossley Ford braved chilly morning temps to support this year’s Liberty Hospital Half Marathon & William Jewell 5k.

On a chilly Saturday morning last month, several members of the Gary Crossley Ford family showed up in support of healthcare service in our community at the Liberty Hospital Half Marathon and William Jewell 5k.

Service Manager Zachary Smith and our Culture Champion Frankie Petty were among the many members of our community, employees and customers, who ran in one of the races or volunteered to support those who did.

This year’s scenic courses began and finished at the William Jewell College football field and meandered through and around downtown Liberty after many of the hills were removed from prior year’s courses

Hills or no hills, Missouri state records were broken

@mykcford Water Station #2 at the Liberty Memorial Hospital #5K and #halfmarathon #race #LibertyMO ♬ BARELY BREATHING – Grant Averill

Liberty’s hills are beautiful to look at, and tough to run. Just because there were fewer of them doesn’t mean they didn’t take their toll. 

Despite the exhausting terrain and Saturday Morning’s frigid temps, several statewide records were broken across a wide range of age groups.

15-year-old Sage Wilde from the Liberty North High School cross country team was the overall winner, crossing the finish line in 1:11:11, a  full minute faster than any other competitor, and setting the state record for his age group. It was Wilde’s second record of the weekend after breaking a high school cross country record on Friday.

69-year-old Henri Coeme of Neosho, Missouri finished the half-marathon in a record-setting time of 1:38:06 and Kansas City’s Ave Ellison set a new record for 9-year-old female runners with a final time of 2:38:19.

Supporting Our Community – Crossley Cares

Congrats to all the runners (and walkers), organizers, sponsors, volunteers, and spectators on an amazing and successful event.

Gary Crossley Ford was there because we aren’t just in the community, we are of the community and we see supporting and improving the lives of our community members as a fundamental part of our mission. Selling cars is just how we help make that happen.

The Gary Crossley Ford Water Station at the Over the last 8 years, the Liberty Hospital Half Marathon and Jewell 5k.

Over the last 8 years, the Liberty Hospital Half Marathon and Jewell 5k have raised over half a million dollars for improved healthcare and healthcare education in Liberty. That money has funded healthcare for under-insured patients, supported health education programs, brought resources to healthcare providers and patients, and created new career pathways for future and present nurses in our community.

See ya next year!



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