Race Directors: Cari Causey and Liz Hollenbach
The Jericho, VT dirt road out and back course was near perfect for the early Saturday start. Skies were clear blue and it was about 58°at the start of the race. The temperature rose slightly during the race.. There were 94 finishers.
Men’s winner Nick Orlando ran a time of 28:28.1, repeat women’s winner Isabel Tuck ran a time of 35:17.6 and Matthew Powers, winner of the non-binary category ran 29.17.9. The three winners each received a SkiRack Gift Card and a fruit pie from Poorhouse Pies.
Thanks to an all star crew of volunteers for helping make race day run smoothly. Volunteers included: Jim Adkisson, Karen Bove, Karen and Brian Clark, Chris Cote, Liz Champagne, Russ Cooke, Harry Curth, Nancy and Peter Davis, Hideko Furukawa, Chris Hebert, Martha Kennan, Tara Loyer (former race director), Gordon MacFarland, Peter Mitchell, Jen Nachbur, Katie Roy and Pat Speilman.
Thanks to the Jericho Elementary School for providing a home base for the race. Palmer Lane Maple was a gracious neighbor in letting us take over their parking lot and road outside the store for the race start and finish line. We also woke up the neighborhood on Old Pump Road and several families came onto their lawns to cheer on the runners.
Our raffle prize sponsors included: Jericho Center Store, Jericho Ale and Bean- home of Lucy and Howe Brewing and Brew House Coffee, Birch Hill English Muffins (with Liz’s jam), Davis Farm, Palmer Lane Maple and Untapped.
Cheers and we’ll see you next year!