Law Day runners fill downtown Belleville streets

News-DemocratMay 3, 2014 

Two runners from Missouri took top spots Saturday morning in the 13th annual Law Day 5K in downtown Belleville.

Michael Aitken, 31, of St. Ann, was the first person to cross the finish line at 16:14. and Amy Fruland-Smock, 41, of Creve Coeur, was the first female with a time of 19:43.

Larry Porter, of Las Vegas, won the wheelchair race with a time of 18:32.

The event raises money for the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in East St. Louis. It provides free legal services to low income residents and senior citizens in 65 counties, including St. Clair County.

Law Day is the first of three events for the Belleville Triple Crown. Athletes who complete each of the following events during this calendar year will be awarded the 2014 Belleville Triple Crown Athlete medal: Law Day on Saturday; Tour de Belleville 15 mile bike ride on July 11; and Gingerbread Run 5K on Dec. 6.

For more information and complete race results, visit

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