A Bigger Success for Little People
Our Second Annual 1K Run was an even bigger success than last year! This year’s run took place on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 8:00–11:00 AM. Approximately 250 people attended, which included 70 runners, parents, sponsors, and staff. Thanks to your help, we collected 502 pounds of food and $515 in cash, the latter of which will provide an incredible 2,060 healthy meals for area children. That’s more than 3 times the amount we raised last year!
All proceeds from this event went to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank in support of its BackPack Program. This important program ensures that 1,600 local, at-risk children are provided with the nutritious foods they need to get through weekends and holidays. To show our support, Williamsburg Memorial Park donated $500, which will provide an additional 2,000 meals to at-need kids!
Photos of this year’s race can be found in our 2017 Photo Gallery. If you’d like to share a few of your own, please feel free to post them on our Facebook Page, or email them to us.
As we see it, everyone who supported this event was a winner and we truly appreciate all of your efforts. But there were a few kids, who were just a little faster than the rest. Here are the first, second, and third place winners in each race category and their race times.
Wave 1–4th/5th Grade Race
1st Place: Claire Weld, #90 | Time 3:21
2nd Place: Benjamin Bada, #93 | Time 3:36
3rd Place: Makenzy Wallace, #97 | Time 3:37
Wave 2–2nd/3rd Grade Race
1st Place: Nairobe Cox, #36 | Time 3:40
2nd Place: Adrian Sanders, #52 | Time 3:41
3rd Place: Ethan Collett, #38 | Time 3:43
Wave 3–1st and Under Race
1st Place: Ethan Kelly, #50 |Time 4:01
2nd Place: Cade Freeman, #48 |Time 4:03
3rd Place: Collin Crumpler, #72 |Time 4:08
Each 1st place winner received a $15 Movie Tavern gift card. 2nd place winners received a $10 Pirate’s Cove gift card, and 3rd place winners received a $5 Chick-Fil-A gift card. All runners received a limited-edition finishers medal and goodie bags filled with treats and coupons from our sponsors. Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who participated!
The Williamsburg Memorial Park 1K Run and the Backpack Program is something we’re totally committed to. With your help, we can make make a difference.
Please use our Contact Form to share with us your thoughts on this year’s 1K Run. What did you like? What can we improve? What would you do differently? Any comments or suggestions are very much appreciated.