I would like to extend a very special "Thank You" to everyone that helped make our 7th year; the "Backwards Year", our best event yet! The Storytime Challenge saw its highest participation yet, and gave all of our young athletes an opportunity to shine. Our 10K and 5K was filled with strong and courageous runners and walkers. Our pancake breakfast yet again replenished our participants and their families. We added technical shirts this year. The weather was perfect, and in general it was just a great day!
I must say, it was amazing that we were able to, through some clever modifications, make this course all downhill; even though it was the same course that was all downhill when run the other direction! OK, sure there were a few uphill parts added to provide additional training and exercise (at no extra cost), but most everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and we can all take heart in knowing that we had some fun while supporting our library, and our community!
I hope the "backward" direction was as enjoyable to you as the previous years, and in fact we've even set up an informal "vote " on this page - what do you think? The entirely downhill clockwise version? Or the entirely downhill counter-clockwise version of this year? Let us know; the jury is still out for next year!
Sincere thanks to everyone for participating in our event, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Saturday, May 17, 2014:
Millennium Middle School
61526 Nine Mile Rd. (Crossroads: Nine Mile Rd. & Pontiac Trail)
South Lyon, MI 48178.
There will be ample parking at the school.
Awards will be presented after all the runners/walkers are finished!
Overall Male and Female in the 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk will receive a $50 gift card to Running Fit.
Age group awards are 3 deep for the 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk. Age categories are as follows:
[0 - 10] [11 - 14] [15 - 18 ] [19 - 25] [26 - 30] [31 - 40] [41 - 50] [51 - 60] [61 - 69] [70 & Over]
Storytime Challenge ages and times will not be published or included in the results. All Storytime Challenge participants will receive an award.
Did we miss something? For any questions you may have about the race, contact Caryn Bartone at 248.437.6431 x204, or click here for email .