What an amazing turnout! Despite fairly chilly temperatures, we had 700 runners this year including a great field of really enthusiastic kids. The enthusiasm demonstrated by all was surpassed only by the generosity of the group. We raised $6,800 for Feeding Chittenden and collected 507 pounds of food!
Most would agree that the conditions were nearly perfect for late November in Vermont. Temperatures were in the 30’s and there was no precipitation. The ground was, for the most part, firm. That led to some great finish times. The first three women were Becca Ades (19:10) of Brooklyn, NY, Andrea Allen (19:55) of Burlington, and Sarah McShane (20:12) of Burlington. The first three men, with a very close finish, were Trevor Houchens (16:38) of South Burlington, Patrick McAllister (16:42) of Burlington and Dan Peters (17:06) of Burlington.
A very special thank you to our wonderful volunteers: Emily Bloom, Rick Brigham, Harry Curth, Sandra Dickin, Anna Kalfus, Josh Kalfus, Lee Krohn, Josie Kummer, Jan Leja, Allie Nerenberg (and family), Erin Randall, Mark Reif, Wayne Reisberg, Bob Sayers and Kirsten Wiley.
A particularly special shout-out to Anne Treadwell who again organized the kids’ race.
Your Race Directors,
Tom Nuovo and Howard Kalfus
Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Silas was originally drawn to New England to compete in XC running and Nordic skiing while attending Dartmouth. Since moving to Vermont in 2018, he spends his time running, coding, and playing outside with his dog and family.