2015 Delaware Distance Classic Summary
Once again the club executed a wonderful event for area runners in Delaware City on Sunday, October 11th. In the New Balance Brandywine & Christiana Delaware Distance Classic 15K Road Race presented by M&T Bank, there were 265 finishers, including men’s overall winner Chris Warren (47:59) and women’s overall winner Liz Swierzbinski (56:47). The race was the official 15K of the Mid-Atlantic USATF Championship Grand Prix Road Series.
The weather conditions were near perfect for all of our participants and after the race it was very enjoyable to present awards on the deck of Crabby Dick’s. The club awarded $750 in prize money to the top 3 overall men and women as well as the top Master’s finishers. PCVRC finished 2nd in the age graded scoring for the day with 16 USATF team members completing the DDC15k. PCVRC had outstanding contributions from Greg Cauller, Carole Feole, Kevin Cataldo, and Mike O’Brian whose finishing times all age graded to better than 80% – the benchmark for a nationally competitive time.
As a celebration and graduation of our “Couch to 5K” program, we also hosted a 5K race. We had 38 finishers including John Costello (18:24) and Joanne Baird (19:53) as our respective men’s and women’s winners.
We’d like to thank all of our club member volunteers for their time. From registration to course set up, awards, traffic assistance, course marshals, bike leads, water stops, photographer and clean up, we cannot put on a great race without you! We’d really love to have you all back next year.
To find results and photos, please visit DDC15K.org. Also, please support all of our gracious sponsors which can also be found on our website. Without their support we would not be able to put on this great event.
Joel, Jim & Ray