Bust A Crust! Pie-K 5K debuts with More Than 200 Participants

CINCINNATI—Meals on Wheels Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky held their inaugural Bust a Crust! Pie-K 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Sep. 19, 8:30 a.m. at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum to support the organization’s mission to provide meals for more than 10,000 local seniors. A crowd of more than 400 people attended the event, including registered participants, volunteers, and families.

The top finisher for the Bust a Crust! Pie K was Tom Kaylor, who finished in 06:14. The first-place woman was Jaclyn Ruschman with a time of 07:40.

Runners both young and old participated in the Pie K. Tatiana Buckler, 11, had the best time of the under-12 runners, finishing at 09:34. Second place in that division went to Daniel Wimmers, 11, with a time of 11:53. In the senior category Frances Gilbert, 83, had the best time of older female runners, finishing at 19:23. For the older men, tBuck Niehoff, 74, placed first, finishing in 15:59.

Following the Bust a Crust! Pie-K 5K, runners enjoyed pie and other treats from Frisch’s Big Boy, drinks and music from DJ Brandon Scott Perry of Sound for Days.

The Bust a Crust! Pie-K 5K was generously sponsored by Graydon, Driehaus Insurance Group, JTM Food Group, Champlin Architecture, Barnes Dennig, Bartlett Wealth Management, Doscher’s Candy Co., Enterprise Fleet Management, Happy Go Healthy, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, LK Tech, Mutual of America Financial Group, Revecore, Ritter & Randolph, Robert Half, Senior Impact Publications, Skyline Chili, Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Strategic Benefits, Vomela Companies, Belflex Staffing Network, Clark Schaefer Hackett, Huntington National Bank, Millennium Business Systems, Prairie Farms, Preferred Packaging, Republic Bank, Rumpke and Wordsworth.

The Bust a Crust! Pie-K 5K kicks off the hugely popular Bust a Crust! annual fundraiser scheduled for Oct. 15 through Nov. 15, 2021. Meals on Wheels expects to sell nearly 10,000 pies to benefit seniors in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Bust a Crust! is presented by Frisch's Big Boy. Pies are donated by generous Pie Masters including Cherbourg Cypress, Chartwells, Chubby Bunny Bakery, The Fresh Market Oakley, Fork and Pie Bakery, MAKERS BAKERS Co., Mama Rose’s, Meijer, Nay Mama’s Sweet Treats, Perkins, Reinhart, Station BBQ, Sweets by LaDawn, Taste of Belgium, and UC Dining Services.