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EGGstravaganza race results announced

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Runners, walkers, and strollers at the start of the EGGstravaganza race. Photo by DJ’s Photography & Videographics.

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Runners, walkers, and strollers at the start of the EGGstravaganza race. Photo by DJ’s Photography & Videographics.

The 4th running of the EGGstravaganza race was held on Saturday, April 15th at 10:00 AM. The weather was beautiful, unlike April 1st when the event was originally scheduled. This year’s event was “dyed” EGGstravaganza, where participants could choose to have color powder thrown onto them. One station with three different colors was set up along the course at Holland Park. Thank you to Haley Miller, Jacob Miller, and Renee Alexander for manning the color station. There were 8 runners and walkers in the 5K. Beth Aeschliman was the first overall finisher and won the women’s division in 31.33. Jarod Schmidt was the men’s division winner in a time of 23.04. Women’s age division placings were as follows: 30-39 age group: 1st—Lisa Moritz (46.26); 60+ age group: 1st—Martha Schlegel (34.54). Men’s placings were as follows: 0-20 age group: 1st (tie)—Maverick and Beau Moritz, making their racing debut (46.25); 50-59 age group: 1st—Arlie Aeschliman (25.33), 2nd—Emery Swagerty (51.35) Following the 5K, a 1-mile predict event was held, with 9 human participants and 2 dogs. Participants guessed how long it would take them to complete 1-mile, then ran or walked the 1-mile course, without the aid of timing devices or watches. Lynn Wineinger won with her prediction of 17.00 minutes and finished in exactly 17.00. A kids’ dash was held, sort of. Beau was the only one to finish the kid’s course (a down and back), but only because he was in the baby carrier and didn’t have much choice in the matter. Maverick was much more interested in pointing and yelling “Car!” (his new and most favorite word) at parked cars. Taya was not impressed and lounged in her stroller. Thank you so much for the race volunteers: Christy Hopkins, Monty Moritz, Lynn Wineinger, Melissa Miller, Mark Rine. The race would not have been a success (or nearly as much fun) without you! Mark your calendar for the 8th annual Full Moon in June 5K and 10K on Saturday, June 3rd!
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