"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Drumstick Dash - Post Race Report

Given the immense success of the inaugural running of the Drumstick Dash, it seems an update is in order.

Total Participation:
Over 1550 runners and walkers
Over 100 volunteers
Over a dozen musicians
One Turkey

Kevin Spencer – Official Mascot

Total Money Raised for the Rescue Mission:
Over $100,000.00

Significant Finishers:
Beth Anne Woodward - my (step) daughter
2nd Place Finisher 15 – 19 Year Old Age Group
17th Place Overall Female
Finishing Time: 23:32

As a runner who has participated in numerous events, I know staging this race was no small undertaking. The sheer size alone made it the largest race ever held in our city … but it was managed flawlessly. Everything from the packet pickup, course layout, water stations, entertainment and post-race festivities were extremely well organized and went off without a hitch.

Lee Clark of the Roanoke Rescue Mission said, “People wanted two things. They wanted something to do with their family, and they wanted to help. People didn’t need to collect pledges from 30 of their friends; all they had to do is show up pay the entry fee and have fun.”

And that’s just what we did.

“The secret of success is constancy of purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

1 comment:

Mr. Spencer said...

Thanks for the blog.

It was great to see BethAnne.

Hope your trainig is going well.