June President’s Message

Road Runner’s kicked off our 50th anniversary week with a great showing for the 2 mile pancake run at Bible Park.  150 runners participated and more then 50 volunteers, friends and family stayed for our traditional griddle cakes.    The AIR Foundation brought 10 new runners from their spring program to the event and 10 kids participated in the fun run as well.

Runner’s sported their club logo wear with a variety of singlets, t-shirts, and warm ups showing the sun logo that was the symbol of the club for 49 years.  Some of the gear was vintage wear and matched the clothing on Ric Robinette’s display board showing club gear from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  Other gear featured the new 50th anniversary logo.

In addition to club shirts, the anniversary blankets arrived.  All participants received a logo key chain as well.

The June race was run on a new 2-mile course.  With the higher turnout of 150 runners, the old course was too narrow and had too much loose gravel at the finish.  Race Directors Doug Smith and Bonnie Keefe worked with Ric Robinette and Adam Feerst to design the new course.  Numerous compliments were received, so this course is a keeper!  With the new course came new course records from Scott Kukel for the Men’s Scratch, Deb Cunningham for the Ladies, and Mike Blanchard for the racewalk.

Thank you, Board and volunteers for getting the week’s worth of running off to a wonderful start!