Town considers hosting race in May
Original post made on Feb 15, 2013
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on Feb 15, 2013 at 7:02 am
We miss the Devil Mountain Run - it was a great way for families and friends to come together and enjoy a morning of running. So many other local communities have their local run and it would be a shame that we would let this one go. Primos is fun but you end up in SR. I fully agree with Marty that this run is important in keeping things "local". I'm not sure why the town would deny it??
on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:21 am
Dear Town Council:
I hope you will approve proceeding with this event. I have run the race for each of the last 20 years up until last year's lamentable cancellation. I was happy to write a check to Children's Hospital for $35.00 to run a course I run for free 4 times a week and I'd be happy to write a check again for a deserving organization. What always impresses me about this event is the FAMILIES I see running together, many for the first time. Lots of boys and girls get to experience the excitement of running in a race for the first time and having our wonderful downtown as the nucleus makes it even more special. Given our national and state initiatives on fitness on endeavoring to reduce the obesity epidemic this is right in line with those objectives. How about having a member of Mike Shimansky's family fire off the opening gun in his honor?
on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:10 am
It's the STREET CLOSURES and interference with everyone else's TRANSPORTATION ability and timing that is the only PROBLEM that I see.
NOT BLOCKING our primary road routes needs to be the PRIMARY CONSIDERATION AND PRIORITY!
If that neighborhood concern can be focused on by our Council members (because the runners don't really care), then it sounds like a nice idea.