SUE CROWE MEMORIAL 34th ANNUAL
STATE COLLEGE, PA
July 12, 2009
Festival weather?” Hot and humid. Very humid.
For the 2009 Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival 5K and 10K, it was
sort-of-humid and in the low seventies.
Maybe that’s why the races had many more registrants and finishers than
in recent years. For that the NVRC is
grateful, because the race supports its programs and grants to youth
Among the runners
were Bob Crowe and many younger Crowes, three of whom, including Bob,
age-group winners. George Etzweiler, at
was running his nth Art Fest Race. In
fact, three guys in their eighties finished the 5K or 10K.
read Tara Murray’s CDT story on the race.
Thanks to our
main sponsor, University Orthopedics, for underwriting the shirts. Thanks to Centre Communications for radios,
Rapid Transit for bags, the State College Spikes for the ballpark
CPCVB for our pre-race headquarters, ProCopy for applications, and
Spring for all the bottles of water waiting at the finish line. And now the volunteers: Pregistration and
packet stuffing: Jonathan Thurley, John Wilcock, Margie Costello, Greg
Boyd Brumbaugh, Beth Herndon, Larry & Jan Miles, Andy Cunningham,
Clarisa Stewart. Race-day registration:
Marty Klanchar, Tom Cali, John Daley and daughter, Sierra Downs, Jim
and Lance Bland. IST water station:
Howard and Kathy Fescemeyer and friends and Mary Conner-Righter. Shortlidge
MaryAnn Williams and her friends from Philipsburg.
Finish area/chips: Mara Ziegler and
daughters, Teresa Timmerman, and John Domico.
Awards and cleanup: Mike Long, Boyd Brumbaugh, Joanna Kozel,
Menard. Food: Christine, Kellie, and Bob
Rice. Out on the course: Sierra Downs,
John Daley, Cheryl Capone. On her bike:
Kim Gasper. Kim led the 10K, then
stopped traffic at University and Hastings (because the campus police
missing in action), then roamed the back section of the 10K directing
runners. And Dave’s “#1” Paul
Lammert. Paul arrived at 6:30 and did a
little of everything including registration and keeping the Roaring
water coolers supplied. If we’ve missed
your volunteering, let us know.
Volunteer of the Year competition is still on.
Dave’s way ahead, but he’s forgoing the
jacket this year. So why was he up at 6
a.m. on Saturday and 4 a.m.on Sunday?
And why’d he just clear his email of 647 Arts Festival emails? Ah, the life of a Race Director.
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