Monday, November 17, 2008

2008 Route 66 Marathon Tulsa

16 November 2008

The 3rd Annual Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa was a fun event that I took on to involve Amina and Rhys' school in a simple and healthy fundraiser. We had 18 children from Cimarron Montessori School registered for the event although a couple of kids couldn't make it in the end due to the Enid Soccer Club end-of-season tournament finals (Amina and Brock). The school also had a team running the 5-person full marathon relay.

The CMS students participating in the Route 66 Kids' Marathon logged 25 miles before race day doing a variety of activities including walking the school playground, walking at home, swimming, and soccer. They completed their last 1.2 miles on race day and received t-shirts and a medal for completing their first marathon. The elementary school with the highest registration based on total elementary enrollment would win $500. I'm sure we're in the running for this prize and will be contacting the coordinator to see who won the prizes. The students who participated in this year's Kids' Marathon were:
  • Kaitlyn Davis
  • McKenna Chatterji
  • Rachael Chatterji
  • Karson Cribley
  • Allison Hensley
  • Anne Kapka
  • Brock King
  • Chase King
  • Grace Reid
  • Ryan Reilly
  • Sara Reilly
  • Jackson Slayter
  • Jacob Slayter
  • Amina Switzer
  • Rhys Switzer
  • Chaney Tucker
  • Piper Tucker
  • Ryan Wilson

    Our 5-person relay team included Robi Chatterji (10 km leg), Debbie Cribley (5 km leg), John Hensley (12 km leg), Seth (6 km leg), and myself (9 km leg). My personal goal was 50 minutes and our team goal was 3:30. Our final results:

    bib number: 9514
    location: Enid, OK
    overall place: 16 out of 93
    division place: 7 out of 40
    gender place: 5 out of 52
    time: 3:35:56
    pace: 8:15
    10k: 49:00
    15k: 1:22:02
    half: 1:46:46
    27k: 2:11:04
    33k: 2:42:55
    net time: 3:35:35