11-May-18: Half Marathon Wrap Up

posted May 11, 2018, 4:55 PM by Mark Nowicki

Greetings Band Parents:

 

Just a quick note to thank our BPA parent and alumni parent volunteers for supporting the Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races Half Marathon/5k Foundation on Sunday April 29th:   Peter Blagys, Joe Campbell, Doug & Mary Beth Colosky, Leonard Discenza (Alumni), Brian Donna, Tammy Hackett (Alumni), John & Liz Jauchler, Keith Lanzer, Tim Mellitt, Andrea Meyers, Mark & Jessica Nowicki, Tim Orcutt, Scot Smith, Philip Unger (Alumni).  Excellent cross support from our organization to theirs.  Another successful community event.  Please see accolades from the foundation president and primary sponsor below.

 

Go Ram Band!

Warmest regards;

Laura Rochford

President

CHS Band Parents’ Association, Inc

www.ramband.com

 

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From the President of the Cheshire Half Marathon/5k Foundation:

 

Want to send everyone a big big thank you.  Despite the cold rainy conditions, we had all our volunteer posts filled along the course and it looks like the runners still enjoyed the day, setting course records and personal bests all day long.  I was at the finish and some really loved the conditions.  Not me, I prefer sun and warm air.  But we have been spoiled over seven years.

 

We also had six live coverage segments from Channel 3 and I keep running into people who said they saw us on TV from all over the state during the morning and night editions.  While it’s nice to get recognized and see ourselves on TV, we also fulfilled one of the key goals of this foundation.

 

             Raise awareness within the community and to advance acceptance of individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities

 

While we were a little short of our numbers due to the rain and cold snowy March, we still did really well compared to other races.  Given it was our first rain event, and I mean rain, we did really well overall.  Many lessons learned and a few changes in store for future years, but when you look back at the event, while we did get a little behind on the weather forecasts, we really could not have worked better as a team on race day.  Just got the photos from Tracey Herrington and Tony Cipriano and I shared one of my favorites below.  

 

We will get back to all with further details on our final board meeting and volunteer party.  We are also currently working with Steve Trifone & Craig Porter to find a date for our donations presentation.

 

Bill Costello

President

Cheshire Half Marathon/5k Foundation

Cheshirehalfmarathon.org

 

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Thanks Bill for your leadership. I’m proud to be a part of such an excellent event.  Next year the sun will shine on us again.

 

Kevin J. King

Senior Vice President

Ion Bank Commercial Banking

www.ionbank.com

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