|A GIANT THANK YOU!
to the 1,170 athletes who joined us for our Inaugural Partners for Life Police Appreciation Run last month. I can only hope we exceeded your expectations in producing these races.
From our perspective, it was a magical morning as we memorialized our fallen officers, showed appreciation to our law enforcement officers, and raised funds to establish the Partners for Life Foundation.
With your participation, the net proceeds after expenses were right at $20,000 for Lorraine Yaslowitz to establish her Partners for Life Foundation in memory of her husband Jeff and fellow officers Tom Baitinger and Dave Crawford.
Sadly, the exhilaration of staging the race was short-lived, as we woke up the next morning to news reports of Matthew Little, the security guard, being slain in St. Petersburg.
We hadn’t even completed all the paperwork to create the foundation, but Lorraine directed that $2,000 of the proceeds be offered to assist the family of Matthew Little. While we all understand there is no amount of money to replace a loved one, we also know the financial aspects can be burdensome.
Moving forward, the foundation’s mission will be to assist families who lose innocent loved ones due to acts of senseless violence, help establish bank accounts to receive donations from the public, make the first donation as seed money, and then announce the account to the public. This is Lorraine’s way of giving back to the community after receiving so much support.
Click here to donate to help establish the Partners for Life Foundation
I hope you enjoyed our event as much as I did. It was an honor and a privilege to help pull this together in six weeks for Lorraine, her family, our law enforcement officers, and our running community.
CONGRATULATIONS to our major winners:
K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race Male Overall
1 37:19 Trevor Quandt, 15, St. Petersburg (6:01)
2 38:48 Dillon Oergel, 16, Land O’ Lakes (6:15)
3 39:14 Chad Siple, 26, Clearwater (6:20)
K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race Female Overall
1 41:52 Christa Stephens, 27, St. Petersburg (6:45)
2 41:53 Lisa Williams, 32, Largo (6:45)
3 43:09 Leslie Beauchamp, 32, St. Petersburg (6:58)
K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race Male Master
1 39:15 Joe Torzok, 43, Tampa (6:20)
K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race Female Master
1 45:39 Elizabeth Samuelson, 41, St. Petersburg (7:22)
K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race Male Grandmaster
1 41:28 Chris Pedersen, 53, St. Petersburg (6:41)
K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race Female Grandmaster
1 47:47 Pila Cadena, 54, St. Petersburg (7:42)
K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race Male Law Enforcement Officer
1 42:44 Mike Gilmore, 45, New Port Richey (6:54)
2 48:34 Cliff Baltzer, 41, Land O’ Lakes (7:50)
3 49:44 Steve Del Re, 32, Land O’ Lakes (8:01)
K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race Female Law Enforcement Officer
1 51:40 Danielle Olsen, 26, Germantown, MD (8:20)
2 1:01:46 Zuzanna Baltzer, 37, Land O’ Lakes (9:58)
3 1:03:05 Michelle Slone, 43, Pinellas Park (10:10)
Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Male Overall
1 17:07 Lee Stephens, 30, St. Petersburg (5:31)
2 18:02 Hunter McCann, 14, Treasure Island (5:49)
3 18:35 Jeff Essers, 43, Largo (6:00)
Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Female Overall
1 19:51 Alex Eaton, 15, St. Petersburg (6:24)
2 20:10 Jennifer Sullivan, 46, Safety Harbor (6:30)
3 21:16 Loretta Simeon, 45, St. Petersburg (6:52)
Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Male Master
1 19:53 Steve Kropf, 44, St. Petersburg (6:25)
Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Female Master
1 24:07 Carissa Cousins, 42, St. Petersburg (7:47)
Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Male Grand Master
1 25:25 Tim Miller, 55, St. Petersburg (8:12)
Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Female Grand Master
1 25:32 Maggie Miller, 57, Bradenton (8:14)
Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Male Law Enforcement Officer
1 22:54 Sean O’flannery, 42, Pinellas Park (7:23)
2 23:43 Steve Del Re, 32, Land O’ Lakes (7:39)
3 25:34 Christopher Sivon, 42, Largo (8:15)
Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Female Law Enforcement Officer
1 25:53 Jane Delo, 30, Tampa (8:21)
2 30:25 Bonnie Glynn, 40, New Port Richey (9:49)
3 31:44 Dee Spanovios, 34, St. Petersburg (10:14)
are available at: Coolrunning.com
Please remember, that as per USATF rules, your “clock time” (from when the race starts until you arrive at the finish line) is your OFFICIAL time. Your chip time records the time it took you to complete the course from start line to finish line. Your chip time will usually be faster due to the time it takes to cross the start line when lined up further towards the back. It is offered as an additional measurement for your own personal use. Posted results are subject to revisions and final corrections at the discretion of the Chief Scorer.
Timing and Scoring questions, send Chief Scorer Ric Dorrie an e-mail.
High-tech, short -sleeve, white Zorrel shirts are available for a donation of $20, with all proceeds going to the Partners for Life Foundation. Donation includes shipping in the USA. These shirts retail for $19.95, without any design nor shipping, so this is a very fair offer. As these shirts will be produced to order, we MUST receive your order by Sunday at midnight, with shirts produced and shipped to you by the end of the week.
Click here to donate to help establish the Partners for Life Foundation.
Then, send us an email to specify your size and confirm your mailing address.
Photographers from Brightroom were out on the course, shooting photos for your review and purchase. Photos are available here.
If you withdrew from your race or somehow made it through our finish line chute and still have the scoring chip provided to you, please send it directly to our scoring company, using a padded envelope to:
Florida Road Race Management
1256 Stoney Brook Lane
Dunedin, FL 34698
Read and write reviews of our races posted at Active.com.
POST YOUR PHOTOS AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!
We invite and encourage ALL our athletes to post your photos from any of our races at our Facebook Page.
Please provide feedback on any of our races – what you liked, what you didn’t. If you would like to send a message o Lorraine and family, I assure you they will all be forwarded. However, please know it may be difficult for Lorraine to respond, as she is working full time and raising her three children as a single parent.
Send us an e-mail.
TOTAL RACE PARTICIPATION
Has now grown to 5,112 athletes for the season, with continued growth at our established races and the creation of the Police Appreciation Run. Thanks to everyone who joined the fun.
UPCOMING REGISTRATION DISCOUNT DEADLINES
Sunday, June 26: Halloween 5K Race Entry Fee increases from $20 to $25 Enter NOW!
Sunday, July 3: Halloween Halfathon Entry Fee increases from $50 to $60 Enter NOW!
Sunday, July 3: Series Entry for all 4 Halfs increases from $180 to $200 – Best Value
Sunday, July 10: Holiday Halfathon Entry Fee increase from $50 to $60 Enter NOW!
Saturday, July 30: Halloween Halfathon Early Entrant Refund Offer Expires
First 50 entrants: Clearwater Halfathon Entry Fee for just $45 Enter NOW!
First 50 entrants: Beach Halfathon Entry Fee for just $45 Enter NOW!
MAIL IN ENTRY FORMS are available at all our websites.
There are no refunds, transfers or credits, unless you register by July 30 for the Halloween Halfathon; August 14 for the Holiday Halfathon; September 22 for the Clearwater races; and November 18 for the Florida Beach Halfathon; AND notify the race director of your withdrawal at least two weeks prior to the race. There are NO transfers to other athletes. ALL refunds from ALL races will be issued at the same time – after our Florida Beach Halfathon on or about April 1, 2012.
JOIN US AT FACEBOOK!
To communicate with our athletes efficiently as well as attract new athletes, as race director, I have created a running-specific profile to complement the recently-created and race-specific “Florida Road Races” Page. I use both to keep endurance athletes up-to-date as upcoming races approach. In addition, the Florida Road Races page will have photos, videos, and links posted to it as time permits. I hope the public page will provide a forum for discussion among athletes who participate in our road races.
To become a facebook friend of Chris Lauber-FloridarRoadRaceDirector, click here.
To join other endurance athletes at the Florida Road Races Page, click here.
On behalf of Lorraine, THANK YOU!
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