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Skeleton Skurry 5K Road Run – Hatboro, PA

The skeleton skurry is a great little race that takes place in Hatboro, PA.  The weather was nice that day, only a little on the chilly side.  Running a 5K isn’t the most difficult task but just imagine having to do it in a costume.

They provided awards for:

  • AGE GROUP AWARDS – (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
  • U13, Teens, 20’s, 30’s, 40s, 50s, 60’s, 70+
  • Best Costume – Adult and Child (3)
  • Scariest
  • Funniest Costumes (3)
  • Best Family (1)
  • Group Costumes (1)

This was my first race where I actually received an age group award.  I ended up finishing first for 20-29, and 4th overall.  My only major complaint about this race was that the course wasn’t that well marked.  It takes place in the surrounding neighborhods starting and finishing at Pennypack Elementary School.  Really, I should have come in 5th place because the kid who was in front of me ended up running the wrong way.  I know they received complaints from other runners so hopefully for next year it will be better marked.  They gave some nice awards, dinner for a family of four to McDonald’s (not my first restaurant of choice), a free month gym membership to the Hatboro YMCA, and 10 gift certificate to Dick’s sporting goods.  They even snapped a picture of my puppy who was dressed up for the occasion:

Pictures from the event
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Athlinks Results

Event Site

Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10k

Boasting the largest 10K in the tri-state area, the Cooper Norcross Bridge Run is a fast paced fun race.  This was my first time running the race and I was unaware of just how many participates there were.  It was a sellout crowd of over 3500 runners and 1500 walkers.  Starting on the Ben Franklin bridge, Jersey side, you start the race up hill.  The wind over the bridge can be brutal, it helps to pace behind the pack of runners rather than out in the open.  If you’re able to handle the first hill you quickly hit the other side of the bridge and are forced to head back over.  Back on the Jersey side of the bridge, the course was mostly flat with a few twists and turns.  The course, at one point, heads down by the waterfront and finally ends with a sprint onto Campbell’s  field.

The prize money brings in some pretty talented runners.  There were 5 sub 5 minute milers in attendance with the winner Alene Reta having a winning time of 29:11 at 4:43 a mile.  Beside being a little cold that day the weather was perfect and made for a very fun enjoyable race.