Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc.
Second Annual Feel the History 5K Race/Walk- Running Back for More
October 7, 2012
Our second annual Feel the History 5K Race/walk was held on a very unpleasant, chilly Sunday morning, with temps in the low 50s and squalls of rain. Even with the bad weather conditions, we doubled our numbers from last year and had over 100 two legged participants and 8 four legged ones as well! Our doggy numbers were down this year, but we attribute much of this to the weather and the wet dog syndrome. The good news is that the cool temps were great for the dogs with a lot less panting than last year.
We have posted a selection of pictures below, but we also attempted to post all of the pictures we took on Photobucket.com, a free picture sharing website:
Apologies in advance for not having captions, however, we wanted to share the hundreds of pictures with you as quickly as possible
Our top 3 winners (and winning times) were:
First Place- Chris Casavecchia 18:16
Second Place- Jay Hall 18:54
Third Place- Noah Wood 18:55
Top 3 Dogs
First Place-"Bently" with Catherine Raley
Second Place-"Drake" with Christina and Matt Noble
Third Place-"Katie & Patrick" with Greg Douglas
Special thanks to Lisa Owen, Lisa Kane, James Dorsey and Richard Strobel for photographing the race!
Lighthouse in the pre-dawn hour before the race
First Place Winner Chris Casavecchia, time 18:16
Second Place Winner Jay Hall, time 18:54
Third Place Winner Noah Wood, time 18:55
First Place Dog "Bently" with Catherine Raley
Second Place Dog "Drake" with Christina and Matt Noble
Third Place Dog "Katie & Patrick" with Greg Douglas
Pup wearing a festive Halloween motif bandana
First place winner Bently in the chute
Second place Drake in the chute
Raffle Ticket winner Amanda Shuman, with Race Director Ryan Marlatt, Lucas Marlatt and Bella Marlatt
Jeff Stadler being a good sport by wearing a sign and selling raffle tickets for a Halloween Treat Bag, with no tricks!
....On your mark...get ready...
Assortment of refreshments- from fruit to granola bars- for after the race
Trophies sit on the prize table waiting to be awarded
Third Place Winner Noah Wood, with the fishing pier in the background
Runners, runners everywhere enjoying the scenery
Congratulations in advance to Sarah Martin and Robert Metcalf, who were married the afternoon of the race! The bride, groom and the wedding party ran a race before the ceremony in custom t-shirts, how awesome is that?.
First Place Dog, Bently
First Place Winner Chris Casavecchia on the causeway
Dogs, Chariots and Runners, Oh My!
Participants pass in front of the Point Lookout Lighthouse
Rounding the curve in front of the lighthouse
More participants pass in front of the lighthouse
Third Place Dogs Katie & Patrick round the lighthouse loop
The Bride, with many years of happiness with this weather "Happy is the bride that rain falls on"
The Bride and Groom
Close up of the bride and groom's customized t-shirts front side: I'm Getting Married Today
Backs of their t-shirts, so let's run a 5k!
A member of the wedding party, we know they will enjoy being dry at the ceremony!
Even with the rain, we say many smiling faces
First Place Winner Chris Casavecchia,in the chute
Another Happy Finisher in the chute, Dave Walser
The volunteers enjoy lunch provided by Burchmart and Subway (with a special thanks to Lisa Kane for making this happen!)
This started as a late night joke to see who was paying attention. For the full story, you'll have to come to an open house and ask a PLLPS volunteer!
Dove was one of our sponsors this year and provided free ladies deodorant samples and coupons as part of our swag bag.
A special thanks to all our volunteers who helped make this first year an astounding success. Special recognition to Race Coordinator Ryan Marlatt for his vision and hard work that made history come alive at the Point Lookout State Park. We would also like to thank his family, wife Wendy, son Lucas and daughter Bella for supporting and encouraging Ryan. A special nod to volunteer coordinator Lisa Owen for her organizational skills and suggestions that made our second year even more organized and successful. Thank you to the Zombie Squad of Southern Maryland And of course, we thank our regular PLLPS volunteers who are always willing to lend a hand to raise money for our favorite lighthouse.
Photos courtesy of Lisa Kane, Lisa Owen, James Dorsey and Richard Strobel