Results for the 2017 Fillmore 5K are available here. We had cooperative weather and a great turnout this year for both the 5K and the Fun Run. Congrats to the 5k overall winners, Jordan Varano (17:14) and Chelsea Benson (18:42), as well as our male and female masters winners Keith Eggleston (19:16) and Cynthia Robbs (22:09.) Thank you to all of you who came out to Moravia during what is a very busy time of year for the FLRC!
The following is a note of appreciation from Race Director Lorrie Tily:
I’d like to take a moment to offer my appreciation to the race crew of the Fillmore 5K this past Saturday. These folks make a race director’s responsibilities so much less stressful and give the race participant a much nicer experience. This year we had the highest number of registered runners and finishers than we’ve had in a number of years. I believe some of this was because of all the wonderful local publicity we received from the Moravia Register and because of the 25 youth runners from the Auburn Pulsars. These kids are amazing and their coach does a fantastic job.
Thank you to my co-director, Chris Irving who provided some interesting and unique overall and age group awards, in addition to being my right hand gal. Thank you Zsofia Franck, David Keifer, and Tony Ciccone for covering the registration desk. Thank you, Adam, Dave, David, Michelle, Katie, and Henry for expertly handling race timing, finish line, and results. Thank you Joe and Carl for setting up the finish line area. Thank you Sandy and Audrey for organizing the fun run which had an excellent group of young participants. Thank you Dan for acting as lead biker, sweeper, and lost runner keeper.
Thank you Four Town Ambulance and First Aid Squad for handling all course marshaling and manning the water stop. All proceeds from the Fillmore 5k benefit this not-for-profit orgaization, and they are so grateful for your support.
Mega thank you to my husband Don, for setting up and taking down the course and for helping with post race clean up.
It has been fun to watch this race grow over the last couple of years. It has turned into a wonderful community event with so many local folks participating. Shortly after the race I stopped at the post office in Locke. A participant walked in behind be and thanked me for putting on the event. She expressed how much she enjoyed the event and what a great asset it was for the community. Moments like that make it all worth it!
– Lorrie Tily, Fillmore 5k Race Director
August is coming up quickly. Next on our calendar is the Forge the Gorgeous Trail Runs at Fillmore Glen State Park on August 3, followed by our final track meet of the year on August 15 in Lansing. We then head off-road (again) on August 19 for the Monster Marathon and Half Marathon at Robert Treman State Park. Our free Annual Picnic is later that day, also at Treman. Registration is open for all of these. (Just click the links.)
Additional Fillmore 5k photos can be found on our Facebook page: