2009 Arbor Day Run, by Jennifer Houghton, Teacher

The 2009 Arbor Day Run was a gold medal event! Beautiful weather, dedicated staff and volunteers, and over 100 participants made the day a success. The event kicked off with a Kids’ 100 Yard Dash at 8:45am and was followed by a 5K and a One-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk.

The 5K drew by far the biggest crowd, with close to 80 runners participating. Runner Noah Wood, who has attended the Arbor Day Run in the past, wowed crowds with his 17 minute 51 second finish. Michael Keene, another return runner, came in second at 19 minutes 21 seconds, and high school student Madison Ross clocked in at 20 minutes 53 seconds.

After the race, participants enjoyed refreshments provided in part by Dunkin’ Donuts and Food Lion of Centreville. An awards ceremony was held for five age categories. The event, organized by Jennifer Houghton, was sponsored by Shore Health System and Mail Movers.

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