As the sun set on a warm August evening, one hundred and six runners competed in a precisely measured 7K race along the scenic Susquehanna River. The weather miraculously cooperated, as the race date lay just three days after an earthquake and two days before a hurricane. The humidity did not hinder winners Tadd Morris, 43, who finished in 24:09 or Gredda Schreffler, 33, whose women’s best time was 30:35. One hundred dollar gift certificates to the Inside Track running store were awarded to each for their accomplishments.
Inside Track gift certificates were also awarded to second place men’s finisher Saleh Ghazali, 33, who finished a close second in 24:34, Gary Grobman, 58, 3rd overall and first master and Cem Aslan, 35, fourth overall (3rd open division). Other women’s gift certificate winners were Shelley Casey, 37, second place, only two seconds behind the winner in 30:37, Jennifer Gerhart, 40, third overall and first female master and Sue Wright, 4th overall (3rd open division). Trophies were awarded to place winners in the under-20 division for males and females and in every five year age group up to 70. Jack Whitcomb, 74, wore race bib #1 and received a first place trophy in the over 70 age group. Complete results are available online at www.HARRC.org.
Aspire Urgent Care and Family Medicine made this race a success thanks to their major sponsorship. Aspire also sponsors a marathon training clinic and a running group called “Team Aspire,” many members of which participated in the race. The technical wicking race T-shirts were designed by Melissa Miller, graphic designer and owner of Made to Keep. Local beer and wine equipment supplier Scotzin Bros., Faulkner Buick–GMC and Karns Foods also sponsored HARRC After Dark.
~ Brad Colwell, Race Director