Our goals were simple: Create a community event that showcased the excellent recreation features we have around us, put on a great event that participants will feel that they were special and to raise money for the HCM Foundation.
|This made the race official and kicked off online registration. Got us pretty excited to boot!|
|Upper Saucon Park served as the event HQ...beautiful Pavilion, Rail Trail access, playground, etc.|
|The kids pre-race. Daniel was all business....|
|I love this shot, the rain was just starting to fall. Thank you to our event photographer, Andrea Thrush!|
|And the skies opened up, as a sort of Christening for this first time event.|
|And they were off into the distance. Joshua and I headed back to the pavilion to await the finishers.|
|Not only did the volunteers make the event, but we had some incredible sponsors...|
|The awards were authentic RR spikes that were taken from the old railroad.|
|Top overall winners (open and master) won cash and Brooks Running shoes|
|We had a great crowd that stuck around for the awards and the food...|
We raised over $5,500 net. We will be donating money back to the Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission and Upper Saucon Township who took a leap of faith and allowed this event to go off. And the HCM Foundation will get the remaining $5,000 in proceeds to help local families deal with the effects of cancer.
And I've gotta thank each and every sponsor. Brooks Running, Powerbar, Physical Therapy at St. Lukes, Lamprey Systems, ORE Tool Rental, Bagel Basket, Runners World Magazine, Turkey Hill Ice Cream, A-Treat bottling, Giant, Weis, Fresh Market, Road ID, Saucon Valley Bikes, Aardvark Sports Shop, Finish Line Running Store, Emerald Carpet and Flooring and The Pidcock Company.
And thank you to every runner who came out and supported the event.
|My shirt says it all (in the middle of young and old(er)) "I Love Running"|