So another Twilight 5K is in the books. This year we had both rain and the train, 413 runners, several regional Girls on the Run teams, and Joel running barefoot in a banana suit. Approximately 140 runners were under the age of 18, the youngest being 7. The men’s winner was Ethan Seltzer in 17:23. The top woman was 13-year-old Kinsley Jacobs in 20:50.
We have many thank you’s to give so here it goes in no particular order. Thank you Bill King and John Donaldson for unloading the van, setting up the course and reloading the van afterward, and John for helping to unload at the storage unit. Super thanks to our traffic control monitors, Bill Gilligan, Jim Rogers, Morgan Howland, and Jack Gould of the Ithaca Fire Police, and FLRC board members Alan Lockett and Dan Longaker. Thank you to our course marshals Denice Cassaro, Emily Funk, Bailey Drewes, Julienne Flynn, Erin Larson, Julie Quinn, Jeremy Downs, Pete Kresock, Courtney Grey, and Aaron Proujansky! Tim Ingall—lead and sweep biker—you’re the man! Sherry, Maren, and Nora Golden, and Mark and Bryce—thank you for manning the water stops! Thanks to the finish line timing crew Leone Timing and Results Services.
We had an awesome packet-pickup/registration crew also: Pete Dady, Amelia Habicht, and Emily Funk heading up Tuesday pickup at Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Company. Thanks to them and the folks at the store for the use of their location for packet pickup. On race day, we had Steve Shaum, Jon Shaff, Brenda Michaud, Ally Jauquet, Pete Kresock, Sarah Anderson, and Mike Allinger working to get everyone registered on time. Thanks everyone for a great evening!
If we’re forgetting someone here, we’re truly sorry. (And please let us know!) Without all of you, FLRC could not continue to hold these events!
– Race Directors Mickie Saunders-Jauquet and Gary McCheyne