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Saturday, September 16, 2000 -- Scottdale, PA
Scottdale Fall Festival 5K Run/Walk
Story and photos by Michael McCagh

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Bethany Whoric
Racing in the Scottdale rain
It will take more than rain to stop these runners... (go boy, go!)

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 to Steve 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 finish.

Thomas Jubic & Randy Davis
The final surge to the finish
In the end, Nick Hornick crossed the line first in the 5K Run at 17:54 trailed by Bob Costello (18:16) and Mark Naymick (18:23) finishing second and third overall.

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.