On Saturday, May 24th, 2008, we celebrated another successful Coopersburg 5K Run! The weather was beautiful, the community was electric, and everyone was ready for another great race!
We had 307 registrants for the 5K and 295 runners on race day. The OVERALL WINNER and MALE WINNER was Christopher Garges from Bethlehem, PA with a time of 16:39 and our FEMALE OVERALL WINNER was Gina Hinkle from Coopersburg, PA with a time of 21:36. Great job to everyone who participated in the race! Our runners included: Ironman Triathletes and Boston Marathon talents as well as the many families running their first 5K together! This is exactly what I envisioned for the Coopersburg 5K Run! Thank you Crystal Nunnemaker and Dr. Tony Colusardo, our talented cyclists, for leading the race!
The Kids’ Fun Run was another exciting event! There were 67 children who ran the inaugural run that was sponsored by Liberty Bell Elementary PTA. The excitement was palpable from all of our young runners! Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, guardians, who encourage and support the beginning of a lifetime of health and fitness for your children.
The Health and Wellness Expo. Coordinated by Dr. Trish Colusardo, was a great success, too! Local businesses were able to demonstrate their health and wellness expertise by showing their beneficial products and guidance. This year’s Expo is only the beginning of wonderful event; I am looking forward to next year to see what all the businesses have to show us in the health community!
Thank you to all our Corporate and In-Kind Sponsors for the 5K Run and the Kids’ Fun Run! Your involvement and support for our community is greatly and always appreciated! The Health and Wellness Expo sponsors outdid themselves and are starting an educational, new, and special event within the Coopersburg 5K. Thank you for educating the community on how to stay healthy!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all our VOLUNTEERS! Thank you to: The Coopersburg Borough Council, Coopersburg Business Revitalization Program, Coopersburg EMS (and all the local EMS), Coopersburg Fire Co (and all local Fire Co.), and the Coopersburg Police Department. Your support and encouragement are always appreciated! The entire day was a success because of your time and talents!
- You can get your race results from www.lvrunning.com. Go to RESULTS,
then to Coopersburg 5K Run. You can see your official time and your place in the race.
- Go to www.capturedmemories4you.com to get all the photographs from the race!
Make sure you create your own account, then, input the access code: 8da509e5.
This is important to be able to retrieve the pictures. They look great!
- This year we were able to donate over $2,100 (significantly more than last year)
to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which serves the Lehigh Valley.
I hope to see you next year for 2009 Coopersburg 5K Run, Kids’ Fun Run, and Health and Wellness Expo.
KEEP RUNNING and STAY HEALTHY!
Coopersburg 5K Run