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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 11, 2015
In Memory of Mom from Now and On: 2015 Soulstice Mountain Trail Run
Sara Wagner (1:27.08) and Ian Torrence (1:23.43) took home the Master's awards. Notably, Wagner took more than 5 minutes off last year's time to run her fastest Soulstice since 2009.
On the sprint course side, Janet Bain's 51.47 won her a 6th straight women's title and 7th overall while Jackson Messner's 48.23 gave him his first Soulstice win. Megan Gavin's 55.18 and Scott Bajer's 49.16 gave both their first master's titles.
With the memory of my mom strong throughout the race, the Soulstice celebration continued far into the afternoon as I shared some of my favorite Jackie stories with largest Soulstice Knights of the Round Table ever. With a banana peel fight and certain runners providing entertainment that well, what happens at Knights of the Round Table, stays at the Sunset trail head.
Between fundraisers and the Aspen Sports raffle, this year's race set a record by raising nearly $7000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff, helping local kids succeed by matching them with appropriate adult mentors.
Soulstice lottery registration will open next year on January 1st and close on March 31st for our annual lottery drawing. The earlier you register, the more chances you will have to win a free Soulstice spot.
PS.....Ever wonder what happens to left over Soulstice Swag? Thanks to Coach Steve Rhode's photo below, we found out that Sinagua Middle School Cross-Country runners know the answer!