Monday, August 18, 2014

Register now for the Parma Day Harvest Festival 5k

On a race course similar to that of the Goodbye Yeti, walkers and runners will start and finish in downtown Parma, Michigan, at 8 a.m. on Sept. 27. 

Click here to register online. 


Those who register on or before midnight, Sept. 19 will receive a commemorative T-shirt. The fee is only $20.
Pre-registration for kids 12 and under is $10, but this is only necessary if they want shirts. Otherwise, kids run free.  
Downtown Parma, Mich., as seen from the lawn of the public library. 

If you have questions, or would like to volunteer time or resources to the organizing of this event, email  lucas.sponsler @ westernschools.org.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

You are a winner

Just getting to the starting line makes you a winner. 

There was a moment, probably several of them, where you said to yourself something like, "I can't do this." But you didn't listen, and you kept going. That makes you a winner. 

When you felt the wind whipping across the fields of Parma, the interstate highway roaring in the distance, and you saw the flags flapping at the finish line, you knew you could do it. So you dug down, found the gumption and the grit you needed, and finished strong. That makes you a winner.

Then, as your body tried to get back to "normal," you felt a mix of dizziness and euphoria. Maybe your legs felt like jelly for a bit. And you knew you had left it all on the race course. That makes you a winner.

Regardless of how you place or how long it takes, pushing yourself to get up and get moving: that makes you a winner.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Goodbye Yeti 2014 a success

From left, Anthony Winnie, Mason McFerran, and Mackenzie Kellar display their hardware. 
     Nearly 100 participants gathered in Parma today for the annual running of the Yeti. After a winter of record-breaking low temperatures and snow fall, runners, walkers and strollers chased away the Western Yeti, cousin of the mythical abominable snowman of the Himalayas by completing the kids half mile and the 5k road race.
     The air was cool, in the upper 30s, but still on this overcast morning. It was a good day to run.
      Winning the kids half mile on a course adapted were Caitlin Young and Jeffrey Palmer.
      Finishing in first place among females was Mackenzie Kellar, and the overall winner of the male division was Anthony Winnie. Mason McFerran was honored with the Best Yeti Costume Award.
      Results for the 5k are available at http://www.runningfoundation.com/Yeti_Run_Down.html

Monday, February 24, 2014