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Running to remember Ryan

From Left: Kyle Hohn and Karlie Tiede compete in the Ryan Hohn Memorial 5K Walk/Run on Saturday morning at Resurrection Church in Mitchell. Kyle is the brother of the late Ryan Hohn. (Sam Fosness / Republic)

It's been six years since Ryan Hohn died in a car crash, but his love for running carries on.

The sixth annual Ryan Hohn 5K Run/Walk saw 125 contestants this year, as family and friends who loved Hohn crossed the finish line behind Resurrection Church in honor of the Parkston native.

"It's a healing event, and it brings a lot of our family together," said Melody Hohn, mother of the late Ryan Hohn. "He loved to run."

Ryan Hohn was a track and cross-country athlete who competed most of his life.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Mitchell Area Optimist Club and Parkston High School's Ryan Hohn Scholarship fund. The scholarship fund will be given to a Parkston High School student who is a cross country or track athlete.

"It means so much to me that all of these people come out to run for Ryan," said Kyle Hohn, older brother of Ryan Hohn.

To enter the race, there is a $25 entry fee that comes with a T-shirt if contestants pre-register.


Boys and Girls 13-and-under: 1. Dayton Adams 22:54; 2. Evan Bartlet 24:03; 3. Dawson Adams 26:13.

Women’s 25-and-under: 1. Lindsey Roth 22:37; 2. Baley Hohn 25:46; 3. Jaycie Culbert 26:16.

Women’s 26-and-up: 1. Nikki Reichert 24:07; 2. Amanda Horstman 24:28; 3. Rebecca Weber 28:21.

Men’s 25-and-under: 1. Austin Bartlet 19:39; 2. Tanner Hohn 20:39; 3. Zach Clauson 21:15.

Men’s 26-and-up: 1. Shane Warren 20:49; 2. Marty Takagi 22:17; 3. Brian Hohn 24:12.