Sunday, October 16, 2011

Queen City Walk/Run for Life

Participants in the Queen City Walk/Run for Life gathered at City Hall Saturday in sunshine with a brisk wind whipping the city.

Before the race began, Michael Pyne gave a description of historic sights along the route.

Plainfield Planning Director Bill Nierstedt, know for his advocacy of bicycling, put on a runner's tag for the event.

An aide to Jerry Green was the first to finish the one-mile preliminary event.

School athletes took part in both the 1-mile and 5-mile events.

Olympian John Marshall gets participants ready to start the 5-mile event.

The crowd is ready for the challenge.

Organizers drummed up wide support for the first of what they hope will be annual races to highlight Plainfield and a set of goals to improve city life.

The Courier News covered the event and I'm sure we will have a report from Dan. Councilman Cory Storch also put up a post on his blog. Congratulations to all who worked on the event, took part and supported it!


No comments:

Post a Comment