SUMMERVILLE -- The 11th annual Race for The ARK has become the traditional start of the Charleston fall road race scene and, for many runners, Saturday morning's slightly cooler temperatures reminded them that autumn's kinder, gentler weather is not far away.

Both the male and female winners -- 27-year-old Neville Miller and 42-year-old Sheldon Fowler, both of Mount Pleasant -- of the 5K race commented on that the heat and humidity were not as severe as it has been.

"I could actually breathe and get both lungs full," said Miller.

Miller, who overcame a wrong turn, won in 16 minutes, 55 seconds -- well over a minute slower than his usual 5K times. Fowler won with a time of 19:58.

RESULTS

OVERALL: Male -- Neville Miller 16:55, Mark Vedders 17:14, David Quick 17:38. Female -- Sheldon Fowler 19:58, Stephanie Bratkovics 20:16, Kelly Hazel 20:43. MASTERS -- Andy Tesdesco 19:23. Lisa Deaton 22:38. GRANDMASTERS -- Tony Glaser 19:59. Dell Toomer 23:56. SENIOR MASTERS -- Ed Brinkley 21:40. Joan Kelly Mulvihill 29:00. SENIOR GRANDMASTERS -- James Adams 24:30. Daisy Dash 45:18. CORPORATE TEAM CHAMPIONS -- Atlanta Bread Co. (Summerville area), The Breadwinners. HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE (boys and girls) -- Summerville HS. AGE GROUPS: 14-under -- Mason Hazel 19:24. Anya Bunac 21:24. 15-19 -- Karahn Washington 18:18. Katherine Gore 20:57. 20-24 -- Greg Loftis 18:02. Paula Pridgen 20:50. 25-29 -- Josh Lundeby 18:01. Jamie Wells 24:02. 30-34 -- Jeff Baxter 17:56. Deanna Walter 21:31. 35-39 -- Chris Barnes 20:09. Raina Colton 23:53. 40-44 -- Ted Hewitt 21:38. Jerri Potter 23:16. 45-49 -- Mark Greenslit 20:24. Kathy Owens 24:19. 50-54 -- Thomas Tapp 20:49. Lynne LeRoy 26:28. 55-59 -- Dan Clapper 22:30. Patricia Kotila 28:03. 60-64 -- Steve Eberhardt 23:56. Judy Gilman 31:15. 65-69 -- John Sneed 22:31. Veronica Kelly 32:24. 70-99 -- Clyde Mizzell 29:56. Donna Lea Brown 47:46.

Reach David Quick at dquick@postandcourier.com or 937-5516. To see photos and read more about Saturday's race, go to the Running Charleston blog at www.postandcourier.com/blogs/running_blog

The race is a fundraiser for Summerville's Adult Respite Center, which helps families of people with Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders. The ARK's Peg Lahmeyer expects the event will net $18,000, or about $4,000 more than last year's event. Of the nearly 500 registrants (including those for the one-mile fun run), 371 finished the 5K.