Coming up – Blue Hens Homecoming 5K

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UD Blue Hens Homecoming 5K logoSign up today to participate in the inaugural Blue Hens Homecoming 5K Run/Walk event on Friday, October 17, at 5:30 p.m.  Join your fellow UD alumni, students, faculty/staff, friends and family on the course that winds throughout the UD Athletics Complex and College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. The terrain of the course varies between asphalt and gravel/dirt. Day-of-race registration begins at 4 p.m.

$15 – Event pre-registration fee until Oct. 15 at noon
$20 – From after noon on Oct. 15 until race day at 5 p.m.

Register now

In appreciation for your participation, Delaware Football invites all race members who register in advance to purchase discounted tickets to its highly anticipated game vs. CAA opponent Towson on Saturday, October 18 at 12:30 p.m.  Tickets must be purchased by noon of Wednesday, October 15.

Also, all runners/walkers will each receive an event shirt and invitation to the post-race hospitality area featuring music and refreshments on race day.

This event is brought to you in partnership with University of Delaware’s HealthyU Employee Wellness Program and Delaware Athletics. Thanks to CRR Kathy Corbitt for helping to organize this event.

Seconds, anyone?

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photo of Keith CrispinA few age-group second-place finishes were recorded by Creek Road Runners over the past week.

CRR Keith Crispin finished second among the 40-49s in the Nun Run 5K with a 19:22.

photo of Ann Jornlinphoto of Theresa CannonIn the women’s Pink Ribbon 5K, CRR Theresa Cannon and CRR Ann Jornlin took seconds in the 50-54 and 60-64 age groups, respectively. Cannon’s time was 25:18, and Jornlin ran a 26:41.

In non-running news, the Amish Country Bike Tour saw four Creek Road Runners on bicycles. CRR Becky George and CRR Sue Barton did the 100-mile course. George averaged over 19mph! CRR Mark Deshon and CRR Skip White teamed up again, averaging just under 18mph over the 50-mile route.

Nine CRRs conquer Top of Delaware

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photo of Steve TagueTop of Delaware Triathlon logoAfter several years effectively out of competition due to medical issues (including one serious bike accident), CRR Steve Tague is unequivocally back! Yesterday, he led the way for the other eight Creek Road Runners at the Top of Delaware Sprint Triathlon, placing 14th overall out of 271 finishers. He won the men’s 55-59 age group in 1:04:54, placing 17th in the quarter-mile swim, 12th in the 11.4-mile bike (averaging just over 20 mph on the hilly course!), and 32nd in the 2.6-mile run at the Newark Reservoir and Mayor Redd Park trails, which includes a final 30-yard incline straight up the side of the reservoir hill (that’s serious theater).

CRR Rich Braun was the second of the fold to finish, placing 63rd overall in 1:15:41 on the basis of a strong bike leg (17th).

Three other Creek Road Runners took age-group awards on the day—CRR Dan Simmons, coming off an injury to win the 65-69s in 1:16:12, placing 65th; CRR Theresa Kauffman, who took second among the 50-54s in 1:19:46, placing 90th; and CRR Sue Barton, who took second in the 55-59s, rounding out the top 100 finishers in 1:20:38.

Other Creek Road Runners who finished were CRR Ryan German (1:21:38), CRR Jen Pyle (1:25:12), CRR Mary Braun (1:31:58), and CRR Bruce Hubbard (1:39:00), who deserves a big shout out for being the only one of the nine to have indicated “Creek Road Runners” as his registered team. Take a hint, everyone.

Five CRRs up for the challenge

photo of CRR Ice Bucket ChallengeOn Friday, CRR Steve Goodwin put out a call for a few Creek Road Runners to participate with him in the Ice Bucket Challenge, an individual charity event to support ALS research that has become viral. Each person challenges another person to do the same and/or donate to ALS.

Four others—CRR Becky George, CRR Anja Leefeldt, CRR Mark Deshon, and CRR George Hadjipanayis—answered the call and took the challenge with him on Friday, August 15, at Carpenter Sports Building after a nice run of somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.5 miles, which included the Pomeroy and Hall Trails. See video on Facebook.

This was done in memory of CRR Scott Mackler, who died of ALS. See post. Don’t feel like dumping ice water on your head but want to help those who are struggling with this disease? See info about ALS Philadelphia Chapter Scott Mackler Assistive Technology.

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