THATCHER — More than 190 racers participated in the 2019 Pioneer Day 5K and one-mile fun run Saturday, getting to enjoy a watery finish thanks to the Thatcher Fire Department.

Event organizer Alicia Dodge said, “The weather was beautiful. It really helped with everything. This is our third or fourth year doing the water. It’s just a huge hit.”

This year’s winner was Jordan Mares, from Morenci, with a time of 18 minutes and 25 seconds. The top female finisher was Gina Richardson with a time of 23:48.

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