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                        The Fowl Run




by Arne Hales
with photos by Bruce Fisher


11/10/18 – Mt. Vernon

A foggy morning greeted runners traveling to Mt. Vernon. The temperature was pleasant enough for a November run, and the Mount Vernon Christian School gym had coffee and bleachers to congregate on.
Silver Striders posed for Bruce (Flash) Fisher in the gym and then again near the start line. The fog was gone and the sun bright as we lined up and debated if it would be a gun or chip start. And then we were off!
Silver Striders had a choice to do either the 5K or 10K. Some were looking for a good time on this flat course. That crafty Steve Husko changed his mind in the middle of the race. Not really! Steve missed the place where the 5K and 10K divided, so he ended up winning the 10K in his age group.
Pumpkin pie, brownies and other treats awaited the finishers in the gym. Finisher ribbons were given at the finish line and those ahead of the turkey (a dude in turkey costume) received a key ring with a running character attached.

Tom Turkey

Isabelle Noiret wins a turkey

Drawings for turkeys and pumpkin pies were interspursed with awards 3 deep in 5 year age groups to 80+. In all 20 turkeys, 18 pumpkin pies & 5 dozen muffins were given away.
The youngest and oldest runners received “Spring Chicken” awards and a Cornish Game Hen. 4 year old Annika Lindquist was the youngest, Norval Rhodes at 93 was the oldest runner present. There were 6 runners over 80 in the 5K.
Originally organized by the YMCA of Skagit Valley, this event is now well managed by combined efforts of the Skagit Runners and Skagit Running Company. Members of the Mount Vernon High School XC team helped out along the course and the finish line.

Gary Rhodes 65, (3rd M65-69) congratulates his mom Norval Rhodes 93, (1st W90-94) on winning a pumpkin pie.


The first Silver Strider to cross the 5K finish line was Ken Klepsch, age 58 with a time of 23:23. Elaine Hellwig, age 56 was the first female Silver Strider with a time of 24:13
The first Silver Strider to cross the 10K finish line was Keith Lerew, age 60 with a time of 41:22. Debbie Thorne; age 57,  was the first female Silver Strider in 51:59.


Four Silver Striders finished their 8th Grand Prix Series race for the 2018-19 season. They were Roger Dean, Karen Lichtenstein, Ed Heckard, and Edythe Hulet.



Roger Dean – Series finisher

Karen Lichtenstein – Series finisher

Ed Heckard – Series finisher

Edythe Hulet – Series finisher


                      Here are the results in Photos by Bruce Fisher


Congratulations to Race Director, Heather Romano.  












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