Fun Found at Run
Congratulations to the over 300 participants in this year’s Running the Foothills 5K and Fun Run. Everybody finished, with many runners completing it in amazing time. It was a fun morning with lots of supporters cheering on the runners and walkers.
The Chamber wants to thank the many volunteers who helped check people in, kept runners safe on the race route, led warm-ups, tallied racers’ times and helped with the many aspects of putting on a race. We’d also like to thank our 5K sponsors. We couldn’t have done it without you. And a special thanks to our race director, Neil Ryan of Ryan’s Residential Repairs.
Runners’ and walkers’ times should be posted on our website no later than today. We will also be posting photographs. Check out www.crescentavalleychamber.org.
Here are the first and second place winners, male and female, in each age category. Way to go!
15 and under – Thomas Rivera, Natalie Lai
15 and under – Eric Faeustle, Sarah Nakama
16 to 25 – Blake Cyrier,
16 to 25 – Jeffrey Hale,
26 to 39 – James Keshavarez, Agnes Konefat
26 to 39 – David Gonzalez, Christina Pirard
40 to 49 – Risaku Toda, Jenn Miller
40 to 49 – Fred Linkhorst,
50 to 59 – Jeff Zedlar,
Mary Ann Boman
50 to 59 – Kaj Stromer, Carol Lewis
60 to 69 – Rick Joly, Stacy Lee
60 to 69 – Greg Gussman,
70 + – John Williams,
70 + – Terry Webber, Carolyn Arthur
Many runners chose to allocate $5 of their entry fee to a local school or youth organization. The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce will be donating over $1,000 to schools and organizations supporting youth and families in our area.
We will also be awarding a trophy to the elementary school that brought in the highest percentage of participants. The winner of the Best Participation Award is … drumroll please … Lincoln Elementary School! Congratulations! Lincoln will also be receiving a $100 bonus, given by an anonymous donor. That’s the way to do it, Lincoln Lions!
Come on out next year and run with us. If you’d like to be on our mailing list, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming up: Our annual Recognition Banquet at Brookside Golf Club on Oct. 8. We will recognize the honorees mentioned two weeks ago. Plus we will honor the following outstanding men and women of law enforcement and fire: Glendale Police Dept. Detective Scott Byrne, California Highway Patrol Officer Raymond Piedra, Firefighter Specialist Kory Lombard and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. “Crime Suppression Team” members Frank Diana, John Gaudino, Dennis Gill and Eddie Tsuang.
All are welcome to attend the banquet. Tickets are $50 for steak, chicken or vegetarian dinner. Please RSVP to Lisa at (818) 248-4957.
Finally, applications are available in our office for the Mary Pinola and Crescenta Valley Chamber Education Fund grants. If you have an innovative education project or program that needs funding, consider applying. Applications are due Oct. 2.