Friday, February 11, 2011
It has been a while since my last blog. Sad to say I am writing this to recognize another one of our runners who passed away. Denise McFadden, age 51 was killed by a snow plow last month. Denise has run in 6 of 7 of our Delaware marathons and was scheduled to run again this year. She always ran the Caesar Rodney half, the Thanksgiving Day 10K, and just recently the PSCI Icicle ten miler. My heart sank when I saw her obituary. I received so many emails about her passing I thought it only right to do something to recognize her. I have started a new award at our Delaware Marathon. The first female Delaware marathon finisher will receive the Denise McFadden award. Plus the Delaware Marathon will make a donation to Padua Academy in Denise's honor. I have received so many emails from her friends and family thanking me for this new award. I will make a special presentation of Denise's marathon number to her family race day. Her spirit I am sure will be with us. Someone emailed me and told me that I touch so many lives with my events. I gave it some thought. "Touching lives one race at a time."