Saturday’s Winter Flakes Race was a huge success. Over 180 runners signed up to pound the streets of DeSoto with 36 completing the 10K distance! Although there were some hiccups (like a house fire a block from the 10K route), no runners were lost, there were no injuries in the house fire, and everyone had a great time running the race.
Thank you to all the runners and walkers who took part in the race. We had great weather and a great crew of people who came out. Results are available here, but just to give you some idea:
- Austin Crowe was the man on fire Saturday morning. He completed the 10K in 32:29!
- Of the 36 runners who completed the 10K, 18 of them were women between the ages of 30 and 48!
- Terry Wilhelm completed the 10K too. He did it in 1:02:36. That might not seem impressive, but he’s in the 70+ age class!
- The fastest 5K lady finished in 21:46. Jennifer Cox was super fast on Saturday morning, and she falls into the 30-39 age class!
This sort of race takes a lot of coordination, and this year’s Race Coordinator did a great job. Lynnsie Kerperien oversaw the details of the race as our new Coordinator and kept all the race pieces running smoothly. If you know her, give her a pat on the back because she did fabulous work.
Special thanks also goes to Angela Edwards, who oversaw recruitment and organization of volunteers. These volunteers are incredibly important to the race because they help us keep the number of lost runners down to a minimum. No one wants to be “that” race, and Angela ensured that we had volunteers at the turns and that drivers were cautious. The train…well, we can’t do anything about the train!
Volunteers this year included: Matt Kerperien, Kim May, Stephanie Miller, Michelle Ide, Amy Burch, Carrie Weatherholt, Aaron Watkins, Victoria Dickinson, Nathan Dickinson, Dave Brown, Chris Miller, Marie Moore, Cyndi Cox, David Walters, Catilynn Hensley, Holly Pesek, Janet Schmidt, Cara Ahern, Nina Abernathy, Tom Mazurek, and Nick Edwards. They were great to stand out in the cold during the race and direct and cheer on runners. Thank you for your time and diligence to encouraging and keeping our runners safe!
If you didn’t pick up your race packet or medal, please contact us. We can’t really afford shipping items, but we’d love to be able to get those to you if we can.