The 40th annual Round Church Women’s Run went off without a hitch. Opening words included some history of the beginning of the race shared by Dianne Schullenberger.
There were 159 finishers; 116 completed the 5K, and 43 completed the 10K. Two local runners took the fastest finishes: Huntington’s Kasie Enman placed first in the 5K with a speedy time of 18:17 and Jericho’s Danielle Simons-Cheney finished the 10K with a swift 41:50. The First Strides beginner women’s running/walking program again had strong representation among the finishers.
There were over 25 volunteers who handled everything from parking and registration to course monitoring and recovery food and more. Many thanks to each of them; we could not hold our races without our volunteers.
Timing was conducted by 802 Timing’s Tom and Lauren. Due to the great heat/humidity for the 10K runners especially, we will strongly consider starting next year’s race at 8:00 am.
Donations by: Mann & Machine: start area space; Round Church: parking area; Hannaford: food; Bove’s: sauce; Richmond Hardware; Paige Tomlinson; Cheri Audet; Diana Benot; RunVermont: glasses
Race Directors: Hillary Holmes and Laura Ryan
Volunteers: Carlie Krolick, Carol Boivin, Chance Crocker, Chris Cote, Danielle Blais-Hall, Diane Fuchs, Francis Churchill, Gordon McFarland, Harry Curth, Henry Busetti, Jan Leja, Jeffrey Jodoin, Liz Buchanan, Lorraine Ryan, Luna Hall, Mare Tilton, Mark Duchaine, Michael Boivin, Michael Lechman, Mike Bessette, Newton Baker, Norma Jodoin, Phil LaCroix, Ray Grant, Russ Cooke, Steve Merrill, Wayne Reisberg