Summer Series #4
Nearly 400 runners turned out for the fourth race in the series on Saturday, July 15. It was just about 90 degrees, with humidity at 50 percent. With a celebratory atmosphere and a great mix of food and music, the runners were motivated despite sweltering conditions.
It was a beautiful course, starting on the tree-lined canal and rolling down to Kiwanis Lake where the path slides under the bridge near the first mile. From there it climbed up the rolling hills, past the tennis courts, and eventually flattened out to meander along the east side of the park. Cutting back under the bridge and up the final hill onto the canal path again, the finish was in view for nearly half a mile. Top male finishers were Marcos Ballon, Aron Orar, and Will Best. Top female finishers were Bryanne Lauck, Allison Delancey, and Kristi Petrosky (see all the results).
Get ready for the fifth and final race on Sunday, August 6 at South Mountain Park – with a course that is said to be uphill both ways, we will finish on an upswing!