Race day is over,
and we couldn't have asked for a better day!!
Check back soon for information on next year's 2ND ANNUAL EVENT!!!
In the meantime ...
*SEE THE REACTION OF CUCINELLA STUDENTS AT THE
A SINCERE THANK YOU ....
We cannot thank our community, friends, athletes, and our sponsors enough for the support you showed for our event and our cause. The day was both fun and emotional. We ordered up some PERFECT weather, and were amazed as droves of athletes continued to stream into the park. There were so many of you there that we actually had to delay the start of the race!!
In addition to raising TONS of money for Goryeb Children's Center, the day lifted the spirits of a young man who gave everything he had to finish the 3.1 miles with us. The crowd of children who went back onto the course to finish with him, or who stayed with him the whole time as he limped along the path, gave Zach the extra push he needed to cross the finish line to chants and cheers. The scene was so powerful, it was hard not to tear up. We are amazed at how many people understood the reason behind what we were doing, and embraced the idea presented by an incredible young man who's gone through an incredible ordeal, who wanted to give back to the community.
We want everyone who participated to know that this event was a labor of love. We worked, and worked and worked ... and then worked some more ... to make sure that everything would go perfectly for all of our participants. But, we knew going into it that it wasn't going to go seamlessly, despite our best efforts. And here's where we are going to ask for your help again. Please let us know if there's something that fell short, or that we could have done differently to make the race go better for you. We've gotten so much positive feedback already ... but we really want you to give it to us. What did we screw up? Was there something that would make you NOT want to do the race again? And can we fix it so that you'll come back and enjoy a phenomenal day with us again next year??
Please let us know what you truly thought. Our email addresses are:
There are a few things that we have already highlighted as problems, and we've already begun working out plans for how to fix them for next year ... but as Race Directors, we can't be everywhere, and we need to know what you saw that needs fixing!
At the end of the day, we hope you had a wonderful experience ... from the pre-race stretch, to the race, to the vendor tables, right through to the activities we had afterwards for the kids! And we hope you realize how much you moved the family that helped The Foundation For Morristown Medical Center put this together. It was a perfect day for us, and we are going to try every year to achieve perfection for our participants!
Shannon, Dan, Zach & Little Sister Mackenzie