The 11th Annual Fall Foliage Foot Race in Waterville Valley saw record participant numbers during a beautiful leaf peeping display. There were 133 in the 5K, 74 fun runners and 53 ten mile trail racers! Town Square was abuzz with a good crowd and excellent weather. Thank you to WV Public Safety and all our wonderful volunteers and staff for making this a fun and safe event!
Fun Run: Boys - Tommy Casey, 12. Girls – Jaye Niskaren, 12
5K: Men – James Sullivan, 32 18:09. Women – Erica Labella, 39, 21.38
10-mile trail: Men – Michael Day, 38 1:12:13. Women – Leah Peters, 25 1:21:51
Local Highlights: Rene Schwartz got 5thoverall in the 10-mile trail race with a 1:21:02. Ross and Riley Smith took 2ndand 3rdplace, respectively in the Boys Fun Run. Dad, Tim Smith, took 5thin the Men’s 5K race. 11 year old Mia Weglarz took 7thplace in the Women’s 5K. Ava Gasowski (Rachel) took 5thplace in the Girls Fun Run.
For the full results go to http://www.gsrs.com/results/3632
Major sponsors this year included Mark Invernizzi Landscaping, Roper Real Estate, Speare Memorial Hospital and Waterville Valley Foundation. Community Sponsors were WMAC and Waterville Valley Realty.
Each year race organizers from the Town of Waterville Valley Recreation Department choose a charity to benefit from a portion of the race proceeds. This year a check for $925 went to The Rey Center.
For more information about the race, or other year-round programs offered by the Waterville Valley Recreation Department (WVRD), please go to www.watervillevalley.org/recreationor contact Recreation Director, Brooke Wakefield, at (603) 236-4695.