Summer Series #5
Runners were surrounded by picturesque views this morning at South Mountain Park during the fifth and final race of the 2017 Summer Series Grand Prix. Today was the last chance to score points, and the weather was optimal for running (for August in Arizona, at least).
The course set out with a gradual incline, sloping up from the parking lot and past the guard station where it began to get steeper. The path then dipped down into a trough, coming out the other side with a climb all the way to the turnaround. From the backside of the loop, the views are terrific as the course slopes back down toward the trough. The return trip is a combination of ups and downs, with a relatively fast finish back into the parking lot.
Top male finishers were Marcos Ballon, Aron Orar, and Dylan Marsh. Top female finishers were Kristi Petrosky, Kayla Freeman, and Katherine Nierva (see all race #5 results). Registrants of all five Summer Series races received a participant medal once they crossed the finish.
See final results, just in. Awards for the Summer Series will be given out at the Poker Run on September 14.