The Delta Running Club hosted its first real, live race in almost 18 months on Tuesday to celebrate National Star Wars Day on May 4. The non-competitive, multi-sport event drew a large crowd of people participating on foot, on bikes, scooters and any other human powered mode of transportation.
127 showed up and signed in prior to the race start, a significantly larger group than seen at events held pre-COVID.
Justing Galicia was the first finisher on foot and also the first youth to finish the 5K. The first adult male runner was Isaac Ruse, and the first adult female was Natalie Russell.
The first youth to finish on a bike was Cody Gray, and Heather Boothe took home the prize for the first adult to finish on a bike.
The Buffalo Center Drive-In donated 55 ice cream tokens for all youth finishers. These were quickly claimed, and some children went home with handwritten coupons which will be honored by the Drive-In when they soon open for the summer season.
Randy Meeks with Kinetic Training LLC provided a set of Star Wars legos and a Star Wars board game along with balloons which were awarded to the first two youth 5K finishers in each division.
The first adults in each division were awarded a “May the Fourth Be With You” coffee mug and tee-shirt along with coffee gift cards donated by Granite View Sports and Gifts.
Delta Running Club would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the community support and sponsorship of our events! We hope to see everyone again at our next event. Follow the Delta Running Club Facebook page for updates and information.