Randy Wilson and daughter Caroline register runners in the rain.
Runners congregate at the "FlagStaff pole"
Janet inspires by going toe-to-toe with Flagstaff's young athletes!
The race's best dressed, fastest runner, and first two time champion!
Known to attend or step into this fun run, Flagstaff's finest running and most inspiring cheerleader, Olympian Janet Cherobon-Bawcom became the race's first two time winner. This despite the race organizer invoking a new rule, "past champion's penalty," decreasing her head start by one minute . Evidently wearing the best costume and showing the most July 4th spirit, propelled her to victory by over a minute. In fact, Janet sped through the finish line to race downtown to see her friends race at the Team Run Flagstaff Downtown Mile, leaving her husband Jay to collect her winner's certificate!
Randy Wilson sends off the race's oldest ever participant, Tom Casey, 83 years young.
For the second straight year, Katie Landry took second place and the first 6 spots were all women! Tom Casey became our oldest finisher at 83 years young! Congrats to all finishers many who then headed straight downtown to catch the Independence Day Parade!
The top ten proudly hold their finisher certificates; Jay Bawcom standing in for wife Janet!
The group shot!
Full Results posted!
Happy Independence Day!