Marta Kelly gives us this recap from the 22nd Annual Orange Classic, run on September 25:
I like to do this race when I can since it’s for a good cause and it’s right in my backyard. This year, I had a third incentive: I was meeting a childhood friend that I have not seen in 30 years! She wasn’t there to run but to offer support to her friend who was singing the Star-Spangled Banner. There was a total of 632 runners and walkers.
The only thing that marred this race (and this seems to be a problem every year) was that it was about 25 minutes late in getting started! That’s a big wait. They need more volunteers at registration.
To my knowledge, there was only one other ERC person registered, also from West Orange, Rob Gerin. Rob was 9th overall male, with a time of 21:25 and 2nd overall male from West Orange.
I took 3rd in my age group with a time of 26:53 and was 5th woman overall from West Orange..woo-hoo!