Third Time’s a Charm!
Our Third Annual 1K Run was a huge success! This year’s run took place on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 8:00–11:00 AM. Approximately 300 people attended, which included 75 runners, parents, sponsors, and staff. Thanks to your help, we collected 323 pounds of food and $327 in cash, the latter of which will provide 1,308 healthy meals for area children.
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 2018 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: Taleah James, #23 | Time 3:17
2nd Place: Adriana Lightfoot, #38
3rd Place: Benjamin Bada, #2
Wave 2–2nd/3rd Grade Race
1st Place: Zion Noel, #4 | Time 3:08
2nd Place: Peter Gaylord, #19
3rd Place: Destin Delk, #15 and Victor Trujillo III, #64
Wave 3–1st and Under Race
1st Place: Camden Bardusch, #4 |Time 3:49
2nd Place: Alivia Ballin, #3
3rd Place: Justice Delk, #16
This year’s runners and raffle ticket winners received a treasure trove of gifts too numerous to mention. 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.