CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys community began the Easter weekend observance by participating in the Easter Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run and Eggstravaganza March 30. The run began at the MP Hill Gym with about 250 people participating.

The best overall time was turned in by Tom Nestrick, running in the Men's Master (40-49) category, with a finish of 16 minutes, 50 seconds. Anthous Castillo, a sergeant with Headquarters and Support Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, finished second overall, with a time of 17:05.

On the women's side, Nicole Solana, a captain assigned to 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, led with a time of 18:40. Placing sesond was Pfc. Hailey Hauser, assigned to Bravo Company, 602nd ASB, with a time of 21:25.

More than 40 children participated in the run, with Ayden Lilly recording the fastest time at 21:26, which was just 20 seconds faster than brother, Cameron, who finished at 22:16. On the girl's side, Emily Snow took first place with a time of 23:41.

After the 5K finished, most of the runners joined participants over at Solder Field for the garrison's annual Eggstravaganza. Various events were held, including an egg hunt for the different age groups.

"My family is spread all around the place," Breanna Adams said. "I have two-, five-, and six-year old kids here and they are enjoying this event pretty much."

This Eggstravaganza even made Soldiers smile, too. Staff Sgt. Eric Moore, assigned to Delta Company, assigned to 4-2, said, "This (Eggstravaganaza) is wonderful and it's good to see all the kids have a chance to have fun, even though they are away from home."

Following the days events, those who helped put it together received a public thank you. "I want to thank all the volunteers, staff, and organizations that contributed their time and efforts to make this community event a success," said Paul Parrish, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation special events coordinator. "I hope that all attendees had a wonderful time and will have a warm remembrance of this Easter experience in Korea. A smile on a face of a child is the best expression of joy.

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