This year was the 5th annual Hernando Bar 5k. Erin Daly, a state attorney, has been organizing the Hernando Bar 5k for all five years. She said, "I hope one day I can actually run in the race, although I have run the course hundreds of times already."
Also this year they added a category of winners devoted to the fastest lawyers. The fastest lawyer winner, Laura Cole, ran in the 10k and is an ironman competitor as well as a triathlete. She finished the 10k in 46 minutes and 12 seconds.
The money from the race goes to provide scholarships for Hernando County students interested in law careers. This year they were able to increase the total of the scholarships given from $2000 to $5000. There is the Hernando County Bar Association $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship which is given to a Hernando County resident student attending any Florida College or University. The Hernando County Bar Association $1,000 Law Student Scholarship is for any Florida Law School student. The Alan W. Underwood $1,000 Memorial Scholarship is for PHSC Student enrolled by Fall 2018 Semester. The Geraldine Bishop $2,000 Memorial Scholarship is any Florida College or University. The scholarships have a deadline of April 20th, so if you know someone who would qualify- it is urgent. To apply for the scholarship contact [email protected]
Rocco Maglio contributed to this report.