The 30th running of the Churchill's Half-Marathon took place on an overcast but mild March 2, 1997. in Perrysburg, Ohio. Tony Fraij, 22, of Perrysburg won the race with a time of 1:09:38. The race attracted 184 participants, including a number of runners who ran in the first Churchill's 1/2.
TOP FIVE OVERALL 1. Tony Fraij, age 22, Perrysburg OH Time-1:09:38 2. John Springer, age 35, South Lyon MI Time-1:11:35 3. Jim O'Neill, age 58, Holland OH Time- 1:13:17 4. Douglas Andrews, age 23, Litchfield OH Time- 1:14:49 5. Steve Darmofal, age 22, Toledo OH Time-1:14:54 TOP MASTERS Male- Glen Miller, age 40, Sylvania OH Time-1:15 Female- Kristen Baker-Barney, age 40, Whitehouse OH Time 1:36 TOP FEMALE 1. Lori Larrick, age 25, Toledo OH Time-1:26:30 2. Kelli Jo Marquette, age 32, Fremont OH Time-1:27:56 3. Chari Walsh, age 33, Dayton OH Time- 1:27:56 Top Hoosier Mark Walter, 24th place, age 31, Garrett IN 1:26:37