Friday, February 5, 2016

Hello Spring (Goodbye Yeti) 5k scheduled for March 19, 2016

It's been a mild winter, but on March 19 the Western Runners Club will run the yeti out of town. Since 2008 the group has made it an important rite of spring to symbolically chase the mythic abominable snowman of the Himalayas away from Parma, a village located just west of Jackson, Mich.

This year's event will begin with an 8 a.m. bike ride, followed by the traditional five-kilometer run/walk/stroll, which will start at 9 a.m.

Click HERE to register, or go search for the event at www.raceentry.com.

Register early and often, as there is a limited number of race shirts available.

Group and team rates are available.

For more information, contact Lucas Sponsler at lucas.sponsler@wsdpathers.com.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Register today for the West270 Bike & Run

Registration cost is only $20 for one event and $30 for both.

Go to Raceentry.com Raceentry.com to register. 

The first fifty registrants will be guaranteed a t-shirt. 

Interested in sponoring the event? Contact Lucas Sponsler at elspondo at gmail.com.


WRC to host West270 Bike & Run

   On Sunday, May 3, the Western Runners Club will host a unique multi-sport event on the nature trails at Western High School.
   "We want to get people up and moving, and we want to do it in a fun way," event organizer Lucas Sponsler said. "People can come and do the bike race or the trail run, or, if they're bold enough, they can do both."
   The event will begin with a 30-minute cyclocross bike race. Popular in the bicycling community, cyclocross racing gives road racers and mountain bikers the chance to compete against each other in a hybrid event. On a course about a mile in length with a variety of surfaces, barriers, and run-ups, riders attempt to do as many laps as they can in a set amount of time.
   Ten minutes after the completion of the bike race, a 5k trail run will begin. Because much of the same course will be used for both events, runners can expect to get mud on their shoes.
   Proceeds from this event will benefit the Western Runners Club and the Melanoma Research Foundation
   "May is melanoma awareness month," Sponsler said. "Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and the number of cases is growing. But it's preventable, so we want to raise awareness."
   

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Runners and Walkers start Parma Day with five kilometer event

   Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s Parma Day Harvest Festival 5k! It was a beautiful morning for a run or walk in Parma, Mich., on Sept. 27, and the start of the 3.1-mile run, walk, or stroll got things started for the celebration of all things Parma.
   Finishing in first place overall was 14-year-old Taelor Eernisse, who ran the course in just under 20 minutes. “I really like to run,” Eernisse said. “It feels good.”
   Joanne Worden was first place among female competitors. “I ran this course last year,” she said. “That’s a really long straightaway coming into town.

Time
Bib#
First Name
Last Name
Gender
19:57
217
Taelor
Eernisse
M
first overall male
22:23
219
Josh
Otto
M
1st age/gender division
23:38
214
Sherwin
Wray
M
1st age/gender division
25:38:00
218
Bailey
Railer
M
1st age/gender division
25:39:00
201
Logan
Baum
M
1st age/gender division
26:46:00
204
Gale
Easton
M
1st age/gender division
28:37:00
213
Joann
Worden
F
first overall female
32:20:00
215
Gena
Young
F
1st age/gender division
36:48:00
202
Tami
Cary
F
1st age/gender division
39:18:00
203
Mya
Dake
F
1st age/gender division
39:25:00
212
Marcia
Rimer
F
1st age/gender division
43:08:00
205
Bonnie
Easton
F
1st age/gender division
43:28:00
206
Elise
Hawes
F
1st age/gender division
43:28:00
208
Haylie
Phillips
F
1st age/gender division
45:32:00
209
John
Reule
M
1st age/gender division
45:34:00
210
Paula
Reule
F
1st age/gender division
45:35:00
211
Laura
Reule
F
1st age/gender division
49:52:00
216
Mary
Konkol
F
1st age/gender division
52:44:00
207
Michele
Munn
F
1st age/gender division
52:44:00
220
Jim
Munn
M
1st age/gender division



Thank you to the PDHF Committee -- especially Tera Dorr and Jamie Baum -- for their commitment to this aspect of Parma Day. Special thanks go to Gena Young, Gale Easton and Blaine Goodrich, who helped get things going yesterday morning.