Saturday, September 16, 2000 -- Scottdale, PA
Scottdale Fall Festival 5K Run/Walk
Story and photos by Michael McCagh
A great number of people were present, rain or not, to run Saturday in Scottdale PA. The 5K Run & Walk brought in over 140 contestants dressed and ready to go at 9 a.m. The event, part of the Scottdale Fall Festival, weaved the runners and walkers thru the city's streets, which were patrolled by the local police to ensure a safe racing route.
Spirits were still high, though soaked, as Jamie
Brooks (26:12) smiled thru the precipitation and finished second
Bence (26:05) in the 5K Walk. Another racer laughed and said,
"This rain was just here to cool us off," after hustling to the
Scottdale's own Angie Garlowich was awarded first in the Women's 5K Run finishing with a time of 21:31. Paula Bossart (22:02) and Rita Cooper (23:11) finished second and third in Women's overall.
After the race, the smiles and laughter emanating from the banana box, the pizza tent, and water station is proof: every cloud has its silver lining.