The 2016 Spring Classic greeted runners with cloudy skies, temps around 45, and 15 mph winds from the NE - great running conditions except for a few exposed sections into the wind.
Ali Khalili led the 15K runners across the finish line in 55:28 with Jim Onigkeit (55:36) and Tim DeGrado (55:37) in 2nd and 3rd. Thank you to Jim and Tim for helping Ali get back on course when he accidentally took a wrong turn!
Therese Shumaker was the first women's finisher in 1:05:49. Deb Thomford (1:13:39) and Angela Eide (1:15:27) were the next women across the finish line.
Kudos to the oldest finisher in the race - 79 year old Dick Westerlund who finished in 1:33:43.
The 5K runners were led around the course by Wayne Dickie finishing in 17:41. Carter Poncelet (20:27) and Mike Pfennnig (20:43) came across after Wayne.
Elaine Eide finished first among women in 24:35 with Betsy Nagel (27:33) and Barb Nagel (28:17) the 2nd and 3rd women finishers.
Thank you to all of the runners participating in the Spring Classic races. 100% of the entry fees were donated to the Rochester Better Chance program.