Good showing at the Mackler 5K


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Several Creek Road Runners came out to support the fight against ALS in memory of CRR Scott Mackler on Sunday. Six took home accolades.

germanphoto of Bill RoseBattling it out were CRR Ryan German and CRR Bill Rose, who each turned in a 19:55 on the clock. Rose won the 50-59 age group, while German placed 3rd among the 30-39s. German finished a whisker (six-tenths of a second) ahead of Rose; they took 6th and 7th overall, respectively, out of 266 finishers.

amerphoto of Bob OpilaCRR Bob Opila captured a rare age-group victory, winning the 60-69s in 25:34. Opila was followed in that same age group by CRR Paul Amer, who took 2nd in 27:54. Good race selection, you guys!

photo of Rich BraunbraunmHusband and wife CRR Rich Braun and CRR Mary Braun each took second place in the 50-59 age group with 25:08 and 28:16, respectively.

Mackler 5K this Sunday



Mackler logoThe 15th Annual Scott Mackler 5K this Sunday, October 26th, at 12:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El on Possum Park Road in Newark, Del., will be the first one for which CRR Scott Mackler won’t be at the finish line watching all the runners and walkers. Or will he simply be overseeing it from a better vantage point?

It started in 1999, right after Scott was diagnosed with ALS. Anyone who’s run it in the past can attest to it being one of the toughest 5Ks around, which is why many people choose to take it light and walk. There is a full buffet after the run and awards for top finishers—runners and walkers.

Because of the popularity of this race, the Mackler family has been able to raise almost $2 million in the 5K’s 15 years to support patients with ALS and research into fighting the debilitating disease.

Gelato 10-mile winners


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photo of Bill RoseApparently, the Homecoming 5K (see previous post) did nothing to slow down CRR Bill Rose. Rose won the 55-59 age group in the Caffé Gelato 10 Miler here in Newark on Sunday morning in a very good 1:06:27, placing 17th overall out of 333 finishers. That’s about 6:38 per mile! Well done, Bill.

parsonscgermanThere were also a couple third-place age-group finishers among the crew. Owner of Caffé Gelato CRR Ryan German (35-39) and CRR Christina Parsons (50-54) ran a 1:09:20 and 1:25:09, respectively. German placed 25th overall.

CRR Sue Barton also completed the unique out-and-back road-and-trail course in 1:33:23.

Homecoming 5K awardees


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photo of Bill Rose finishing 5KThree hundred thirteen runners finished the Blue Hen Homecoming 5K last Friday at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex. Of those, four Creek Road Runners took home awards in special categories.

CRR Bill Rose (pictured) hasn’t lost a step in a few years now and proved that again with a third place overall finish in 19:22. Finishing first in the “UD Employee/Retiree” class, business school dean and CRR Bruce Weber posted a 20:36, coming in 7th overall. Not bad for his first of two weekend races. Taking third in the same class with a 20:50 was CRR Steve Tague, coming in 10th overall.

CRR Diane Kukich took third among the females in that same class in 26:26. She would have also won her ten-year age group (60-69). CRR Mark Deshon finished 14th overall but was 2nd among the “Alumni” runners in 21:07. Had there been a 50-59 age group, Rose and Weber would have placed 1st and 2nd, Tague and Deshon, 4th and 5th, respectively.

Speaking of “what if’s,” CRR Bob Taggart (26:34) and CRR Paul Amer (30:31) would have won the 70-and-over and 60-69 age groups, respectively. Nice job, guys.

A special shout-out to CRR Nick Sisofo, who made a rare appearance on campus with a 26:54. Thanks to CRR Kathy Corbitt and her HealthyU Employee Wellness staff for organizing a fun event around Homecoming Weekend.

Unique 5K in Newark


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Rock & Roll 5K logoEver thought about what it would be like to run on the Newark Country Club golf course? Well, your chance has arrived. It’s time to Rock & Roll!

On Saturday, November 8, at 3 p.m. the Rock & Roll 5K will be run at the Newark Country Club.

The Newark Morning Rotary Club is sponsoring this event to raise money for the Newark Area Welfare Committee (NAWC), which has lost critical funding from the state legislature. Highlights include

  • beautiful setting for a run or walk—the Newark Country Club
  • live rock & roll music, featuring Club Phred
  • snacks and beverages for all runners/walkers
  • back sack filled with goodies for all runners/walkers

The organizer’s working theme is “We threw a party, and a 5K broke out!” Come out, support NAWC, and have some fun. Register now.


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