Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Campers Overrun Camp Gray!

By: Sara Knutson
Program Director

The 3rd annual Happy Camper Fun Run/Walk was a great time once again! We had a great time seeing both familiar and new faces, and hope to see you back again! A special shout-out goes to the eight participants who have now completed all three Happy Camper runs (an impressive number considering we only had 27 participants the first year!).

With the rain letting up before the start of the race, conditions ended up being great – as long as you don’t mind clouds! On the women’s side, Maureen Hunt defended last year’s win with Katie Kleczek only seconds behind. Michael Krueger, last year’s runner-up, crossed the line first this year with an impressive 20:06. One of our founding race directors, Mitchell Bechtold, took advantage of being a “regular” participant to take second. Perhaps the most impressive finish came from Jack Champeau, who led the under-18 division and took second place overall with his time of 20:57. Whether it was your first race or one of hundreds completed, we’re glad everyone could join us!

And it’s never too early to post next year’s date, right? In keeping with our Mother’s Day weekend tradition, the 4th annual Happy Camper Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010. If you can’t stay away from camp that long, join us for our Fall Community Picnic on September 19, 2009 (more details will be available on the main website page as the date grows closer). Until then, keep on walking, running, and happy camping!

Check out all the results of the 2009 Happy Camper Fun Run: Click here

Michael Krueger: Your 2009 Happy Camper 5k Fun Run Champion!

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