Well it’s official; the 3rd Annual Run in the Park is in the books.  Saturday May 27th was the day which turned out to be a pleasant sunny day.  Leading up to race day there had been plenty of days of rain which has been our spring trend this year.  The rain and lack of sun made for some muddy slippery conditions which made the terrain a bit more challenging.  All in all feedback was that it was still a good day to be out enjoying the park and miles of trail.

This year we had an increase in participation from last year with 38 running or walking the 5k and 53 running or walking the 10k.  The annual run in the park is a great event for FOP and the community because it has appeal to many.  Age range this year was from 9 – 72 with both young and old being some of the top competitors if not the top finishers.  Of note was Kaylee Lougee and her impressive first place female finisher for the 5k and only 10 years old.  Well done Kaylee!

Race Winners:

5K Men:  Jerry McDougle 25:41, Robert Coufal
26:11, Lexter Humphreys 30:56

5K Women:  Kaylee Lougee 30:59, Liz Francese
31:11, Jane Lescynski 31:48

10K Men:  Brett Russell 50:21, Joseph Sumner
50:38, Michael Heiden 51:56

10K
Women: 
Rachael Colbath 58:50,
Marguerite Lacroix 1:02:11, Kim Cotter 1:05:19

Full results can be found at
http://results.active.com/events/3rd-annual-friends-of-Pisgah-5k-10k-tra... Also be sure to check out the Friends of Pisgah Facebook page www.facebook.com/FriendsOfPisgah/?ref=bookmarks.

FOP is greatly indebted to all the volunteers and supporters
who provided hours of work and financial aid/food for the Race.  Volunteers included the organizing committee, parking, registration, water station and numerous course marshals. 

Thank you Friends thank you to everyone who came out on a
busy Memorial Weekend to support the Friends of Pisgah and enjoyed the day with us at the race.  As always the proceeds
will go directly into Pisgah Sate Park improvements.  We hope to see you again next year and be sure to invite your friends for even more fun.

Abe Howe

FOP Race Director

Photos by Meghan DeTore can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsOfPisgah/photos/?tab=album&album_id=83206397-0277685

Photos by John Herrick can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsOfPisgah/photos/?tab=album&album_id=832067216944027


2017 FOP Race Donators

Brattleboro:

Burrows Specialized Sports

Marina

Top of the Hill Grill

Sam’s 

The Shoe Tree 


Chesterfield

Chesterfield Tire


Concord

DRED


Dublin

Good Digs, LLC

Pump Man Arthur H. Susmann


Harrisville

Harrisville Designs

T&H Construction


Hinsdale

Echo Farms

Granite State Productions

Main Street Market


Keene

C & S Wholesale Grocers

Home Depot

Counter Tech

Keene Monument Company, Inc.

Hamshaw Lumber

Ted’s Shoe and Sport

Savings Bank of Walpole

Brentwood Golf Course

Keene Country Club

Dick’s

Downtown Fitness

JimEddie’s Restaurant

Monadnock Food Coop

Option One

Prime Roast

Wal-Mart

Pam at Studio H Hair Salon

FW Webb


Marlborough

David O’Neil Construction, LLC

Fraziers Garage


Nelson

Tolman Builders LLC


Putney

West Hill Shop


Swanzey

Beth & Gary Phippard


Troy

Troy Power Sports


Winchester 

Gary’s Power Equipment

Trader John's Gun Shop