Ridley, Enriquez Win Races

03/14/2018 - 11:23

March 14th, 2018
Divas-Half-Marathon-5k-Atlanta-Logo-1-275x275.jpgParticipants take over famous golf-cart paths for fourth running of event

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – It was a sea of pink as Divas® Running Series participants flocked to Shakerag Knoll for the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K in Peachtree City this past Saturday. Continental Event & Sports Management, the producers of the event, took participant feedback to heart and moved what used to be a fall race in early September, to the spring, in search of cooler temperatures. It was a move that paid off as 60-degree weather welcomed runners as they meandered through town, on cart paths and down beautiful, tree-lined streets.

In what proved to be a 5K course record for this event, Emily Enriquez, a local woman from Peachtree City, took first in a time of 18 minutes and 49 seconds. Hiroko Guarnieri, from Villa Rica, Georgia, placed second with a time of 22 minutes and 22 seconds. Guarnieri bettered her time by two minutes when she took first place in the 5K back in 2016, the last time this event was held. Thirteen-year-old Gabriela Osornio, from Marietta, Georgia, came in third place with a time of 23 minutes and 47 seconds.

Locals from Peachtree City and Fayetteville, Georgia swept the top three spots in the half marathon. Jessica Ridley came in first place with a time of 1 hour, 32 minutes and 32 seconds. She crossed the finish line more than eight minutes ahead of second-place finisher, Mary Thompson. Thompson finished with a time of 1 hour, 40 minutes and 53 seconds. Jennifer Kalen rounded out the top three with a time of 1 hour, 42 minutes and 36 seconds.

“Peachtree City once again welcomed us with a warm embrace as the Divas® Running Series event shifted from a September date to a first-ever March date,” said Robert Pozo, CEO and President of Continental Event & Sports Management. “The weather was absolutely fantastic as participants filled the roads, and golf cart paths for which Peachtree City is so famous for, with pink tutus and boas. The police, fire and CVB were great partners in making this event a success.”

The weekend began with the Health & Fitness Boutique, held at the Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center, where participants picked up their pink tutus and tech tees. Along the course, runners passed the infamous boa and tiara station so they could cross the finish line in style. Finishers were presented with a sparkling medal featuring a boa and tiara design, highlighted by a removeable heart-shaped charm compatible with Pandora® and celebrated their accomplishment with a flute of LiDestri Pink Lemonade cocktail.

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About The Divas® Running Series:
The Divas® Running Series is a group of female-inspired running events throughout the United States consisting of a health & fitness boutique, a 5K road race and a half marathon race and finish line experience. Each of the Divas® events consists of additional activities geared toward women including a boa & tiara station, “bubbly” toast at the finish and fun entertainment along the course. Now in its ninth year, the race series received the highly coveted SportsTravel Award for Best Amateur Series or Circuit in 2012, 2013 and 2016. Event locations include Galveston, TX, North Myrtle Beach, SC, San Francisco Bay, CA, Toronto Island, Canada, Calgary, Canada, Peachtree City, GA, DC’s Wine Country, VA, Long Island, NY, San Juan, PR and Temecula, CA. For more information, please visit

About Continental Event and Sports Management Group, LLC:
With world-class running events such as the Divas® Running Series and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Continental Event and Sports Management Group, LLC is one of the premiere sports management companies in the United States. Robert and Gaby Pozo, founders and managers of Continental, have over 17 years of experience in the race production industry providing unparalleled events to participants and their host communities.

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