Kiwanis Club of San Marcos

charlie....October Dash....10/23/17

Once again our October Dash was a Huge Success!
     The weather was perfect, 19 Kiwanis members were there to set up signs, tables, awards, and everything else that was necessary to make the runners feel welcome and glad they came.  We had 42 runners, we started on time, everyone pitched in and had packets ready, registrations ready, donuts ready (until they were all eaten), and even tacos donated for after the race for runners and club members together.
     There weren't as many Halloween costumes worn as we have had in the past, but John Polk was Batman, Andrew Gary came out in a ghoulish mask, and Del had his traditional bone on his head.   
     The Kiwanis members who came out to help were Gary Nelson, Doug Balkman, John Polk, Randy Cook, Pam Cook, Beverly Crumley, Cynthia Bentley, Rhonda White, Gary Strunk, Kelli Whigham, Steve Whigham, Charles Walts, Andrew Gary, Del Brown, Moe Johnson, Ted Breihan, Francis Mendez and Tracy Herman.
     The photo to the left shows the 42 runners starting on their run.  The first place runner in the race was Keaton Additor who came in at 21 minutes and 36 seconds.  The second place runner was McKenzie Swan who came in at 23:00.
     There were many categories in which awards were given.  Our President Doug Balkman did an excellent job of announcing throughout the race and Rhonda White and Kelli Whigham gave out awards to the winners in the various age categories.  Thanks to Moe Johnson, who rode his bicycle along the route, leading the runners out and back.  Thanks to Kelli Whigham and her committee for putting the race together.  As always, the money raised in this race will go towards kid's activities.