On behalf of the Pike Creek Valley Running Club, I would like to personally thank all the volunteers, all the participants, and all our sponsors of the 34th Annual Delaware Distance Classic 15K & 5K. Despite simply horrid weather conditions (Hurricane Matthew), we managed to pull off our annual club event event! Thank you to our co-coordinators Jim Steele and Ray Christensen and to all the club members who helped.
Our 15K winners were Darryl Brown of Exton PA in 50:24 and Liz Swierzbinski of Wilmington in 56:12; our 5K winners were Jamie Cantlon of Washington, DC in 21:08 and Leann Marcinek of Wilmington in 25:52. Financially, we did fine, despite fewer participants: 170 finishers in the 15K and 38 finishers in the 5K. Operationally, the weather caused some chip non-read and operational issues but we learned a lot from the experience and everyone seemed to have a great time; especially at the Crabby Dick’s post-race party!!
Decisions were made to send $250 acknowledgement checks to the Daughters of the British Empire and the Bear Glasgow YMCA and a $750 check to the Delaware City Fire Company for their support of the event. We also wish to thank the City of Delaware City and Hockessin PAL for their continued support of our annual event.