FM5K 2014 Winners

Congratulations to all the runners that participated in this years Farmers Market 5K race series.  The run last night was the last of the season. The series culminated with first and second place winners for each age category.  A runner had to participate in at least three FM5K races during the season to be eligible.  The finishing times for each race were used to decide the winner for each category.  The winners are listed below and the race times are in this link.

Age Group Runner Name Place
Male 18-39 Jose Gaeta 1
Kevin Camp 2
Male 40-49 Richard Abrahamson 1
Doug Yatcilla 2
 Male 50&Up  Kurt Gogolin  1
 Joe Camp  2
 Female 17&Under  Giovanna Salazar  1
 Zoie Laber  2
 Female 18-39  Tracy Cahee 1
 Molly Kissinger  2
 Female 40-49  Jennifer Simpson  1
 Malena Salazar  2
 Female 50&Up  Susan Lauro  1
Jennifer Redden 2

Kids Run at FM5K

The Farmer’s Market 5K on October 15th will have an added twist. WRRC will provide a Family night where you can bring the kids!! We are having a Kids run at 6:00PM before the Adult FM5K. This will be two separate groups of kids, one for the 3-7 age group and one for the 8-12 age group.

  • The 3-7 age group will run 0.15 miles, this is from the wooden bridge behind where the adults start to the shelter where we normally register(on the paved path).
  • The 8-12 age group will start approximately where the regular FM starts, run around the woods, around the shelter on the corner and out to the end of the trail heading toward Kalberer. This is approximately 1 mile.

The cost per child is $3, however, if you have three or more, it will only be $2 per child.KidsRun_FM5K

Support Local Runner in Race Across the USA

Local runner and Purdue Anthropology Professor, Bryce Carlson, is training to run some very impressive distances in the coming year.  In a few days he will run in the grueling 153 mile Spartathalon from Athens to Sparta, Greece.  However, this isn’t his only long distance run in his calendar.  Bryce has also been selected to participate in the the Race Across the USA this coming January-June of 2015.  The Race Across the USA will challenge Bryce physically and mentally as he will run a marathon a day for about 6 months.  The team members will be able to rest one day per week and will use the rest day to promote running and healthy lifestyles to area schools.  Part of the Race Across the USA is to challenge young people to run or walk 100 miles in a year.  The aim is to help prevent or deter childhood obesity and to get people moving from an early age – a goal I know most of us in the WRRC can agree with.

How can you help?  The Race Across the USA team is still short some funds needed to complete their running goals. They have set up an online fundraising campaign to help meet their financial needs.  The campaign is accepting donations until midnight on September 24th.  Every little bit helps.