Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great weather a 5k, beer and friends.

Kelly's Logan House was nice enough to allow us to use their facility for the 2nd Veteran's Day 5k held this past Sunday. Proceeds from this 5k went to the DE National Guard Reserve Foundation. The inaugural year we had 165 participants. Not bad for a first time event. This year we had a new route which runners raved about. I will certify this course for next years events that will use this route which includes Catherine Rooney's 5k for Ulster Project DE. CSC was our title sponsor. Besides Kelly's Logan House, Plexus Fitness and MOT Running Co (new running store in Middletown, DE) came in as sponsors. We had a great crew of volunteers mostly made up of CSC employees and the Women's Univ. of DE Rugby Club. Total pre registration was 65. Of those 36 signed up online. Day of race weather was perfect. Sunshine and around 60 degrees. With nice weather and a noon start (plus beer at after party) 120 runners signed up race morning for a total of 185 participants. Delaware had 130 participants, Penna had 37 runners, New Jersey 9, Maryland 8, plus runners from Chicago and Colorado. We printed 150 tee shirts and ran out so this was our only real issue of the day. Folks did not mind paying the $20 for this worthy cause. Seven runners broke 18 minutes. With Steve Lafferty running a 15:48. I-pods, $50 gift certificates to Lowes, gift cards from MOT Running Co, plus other prizes were given away as door prizes. Overall winners won gift cards to the Logan House. Age group winners won medals. Refreshents were Michelob Ultra, pizza, soft pretzels, bannans, and oranges. High Point Dairy donated ice tea and lemonade. Many in the crowd were Veterans of the Armed Forces. A nice fund raiser for DE National Guard Reserve Fdn. Thank you.