The OFFICIAL race results are finally available. Let me know if you see something wrong (I’m human and sometimes it’s hard to read the handwriting). Many, many thanks to Gary Lingenfelter for taking event photos; as well as our other volunteers – many coming forward at the last minute because they knew we needed help. I’ll get the photos processed and uploaded as soon as possible, but it will take awhile.
It was a blustery day and we had to nail the canopies down to keep them from blowing away, and the wind was blowing the START/FINISH sign out parallel to the ground. It was a light turnout for our Christmas Run; we normally are pushing 300 participants but this year we only had 128 cross the finish line. Thirty-nine (39) people finish the 10k and eighty-nine (89) finishers in the 5k. The Murray family was well represented with Jonathon Murray setting a new 5k record with a lightning fast time of 16’22.02 and Sarah finishing first in the Women’s 5k. Duane Oftedahl repeated as 1st place overall in the 10k (he also took 1st place at the Airport Run for HOPE! in October).
Here’s the top finishers:
- 5k Men: Jonathon Murray with a record breaking time of 16’22.02
- 5k Women: Sarah Murray with a time of 23’48.90
- 10k Men: Duane Oftedahl with a time of 38’25.81
- 10k Women: Jacalyn Gross with a time of 40’18.14
To see the full results, visit the RESULTS tab and scroll down to the 2014 Christmas Run results.
The Arlington Runners Club is a 100% volunteer organization. This club is our way of inviting you to a better and fitter lifestyle through the fellowship of other runners, joggers and walkers. As soon as the checks clear and the last of the Active registration deposits happen, the registration monies will be donated to the Oso Mudslide Relief Fund which is local and administered by the Oso Community Church (which was, and is, integral to the search, rescue and recovery efforts) and continue to be a source for local folks affected by the tragedy of March 22, 2014. ARC is proud to have you as a partner in this endeavor. Individually we can make a difference, but together we can really make an impact.
Thank you for joining us at this event. Together we raised $2,317.88 for the Oso community. Add that to the $36,742.08 we raised at the Oso United Mudslide Benefit Fun Run in April and that makes a total of $39,059.96 raised this year to help our brothers and sisters recovering from the Oso mudslide. A great accomplishment and this was a fantastic end to a very difficult year for our community.