“This race which is such a great community event is one of the reasons I love Ann Arbor,” professed debut half marathon champion, Connor Kamm, 1:07:28.
A newcomer to Ann Arbor enrolled in a masters program at the University of Michigan, Kamm quickly embraced the Ann Arbor running community and has found much love in return.
“I want to thank the people who put on this race,” Kamm emphasized further noting how much he loved the course.
“It’s a runner’s course, scenic with minimal distraction that lets you get in the zone and just grind it out!”
Erin Heenan who led the half marathon women’s field, 1:19:19, echoed Connor’s sentiments and further noted how much she enjoys the downtown race finish.
Top honors in the 10K, this year’s Road Runners Club of America State Championship, were earned by Colin Riley, 32:53 and Tori Waidley, 38:15. In accordance with the event’s Championship rank, additional championship medals were awarded to overall, masters, grand masters and senior grand masters champions, male and female.
Scott Fiske, Michigan’s RRCA State Representative and 2017 10K RRCA grand master state champion, 38:03 couldn’t have been more pleased to award the Ann Arbor Track Club hosted event its state championship status.
“The Dexter-Ann Arbor Run is a great tradition, and the organizational efforts put forth by the AATC are outstanding.”
Similarly outstanding were 5K leaders Josiah Swanson, 16:02 and Kaitlyn Patterson, 17:51, and for the entirety of the event, concessions were granted by Mother Nature herself, allowing perfect running weather all weekend long.
Dry and partly sunny conditions for the Kids Run on Sat June 3 brought smiles for children and adults. A “mini meet” held on the Ann Arbor Skyline High School outdoor track, approximately two hundred youth participated in any combination of events which included a long jump event and 70m, 100m, 400m and 1600m runs.
For Sunday June 4, outside of a few sprinkles, overnight and early morning storms subsided and left dry, overcast, near seventy degree conditions for practically 4,000 total 5K, 10K and half marathon race participants.
A beaming Mitch Garner, RRCA and AATC President, described the 44th edition of the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run as a “win, win, win.
“Runners win in doing something important for their health; the community wins by giving and gaining support to and from event participants; our charities win as benefactors of event proceeds.”
Few if any could argue (and win) with our beloved President’s sentiments, also an attorney, another ‘hat’ he wears as part of his ever growing collection.
For complete results and information on the 45th Dexter-Ann Arbor Run in 2018, please visit http://dxa2.com