Luis and Bailey Chavez: Top male and female runners of Kiowa's Labor Day 5K Race
September 4, 2019
On Labor Day the 5K Race in Kiowa, Kansas, celebrated 35 years. Former Alvan Luis Chavez celebrated winning the race for the fourth consecutive year Monday.
The overall winner, Chavez finished with a time of 16:41. The Chavez family had a double celebration as his wife Bailey was the fastest woman in the race and fourth overall with a time of 21:04.
The couple not only ran the 5K, they ran the course backwards as a "warm-up." Following the real race, Luis and Bailey again ran the course backwards as a "cool down." So, the two runners got in a total of nine miles each that morning.