10th Annual Russell Run

A huge congratulations to all that participated in the 10th Annual Russell Run. Your training paid off! We had a great turnout with 43 participants in the 1.2 km fun Run and another 58 in the 5 km. We lucked out with some great running weather.

Our first 5 km male finisher was Jacob Hill with a time of 17:51. Tim Huebsch and Owen Johnson shared the podium with times of 18:03 and 20:35 respectively. Our first 5 km female finisher was Rebecca Greer with a time of 20:46. Junelle McClain followed with a time of 22:28 and Sarah Fothergill at 24:55. Results can be found http://www.russellcommunitysportclub.ca/2019-russell-run-r…/

A big thanks to our volunteers:

  • Gord Zubyk and his students for setting up the 1.2 km course and coordinating the finish line and results

  • Melissa DeCooman VanNoppen from Strength Craze Gym for the warm-up and post-race refreshmentsChris Tuck for pacing, set up & registration.

  • Marc Fortier for registration. Ed Thomas (A 10 Time Russell Run Finisher!) for setting up the signage.

  • The Township of Russell, the Russell Fire Department and the OPP for traffic control.

  • Sean Hanna for designing the logo and helping me out with some of the graphics.

  • A personal thanks to Lorna Greer and Erika M. who are awesome cheerleaders for promoting these events.

  • Finally, thank-you to the previous Race Director and Russell Run Founder, Tom Huisman. He created a great event for this community. I am happy to have been trusted to keep it going this year. It is really rewarding to watch the runners cross that finish line.

Feel free to get a hold of me for any comments and questions. I have enjoyed connecting with local runners over the last few years and listening to your ideas. Please keep following us on Facebook and check your emails. More things are to come!

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