5k Participants Exuberant in Spite of Rainy Morning

Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers 5k participants found enthusiasm and excitement in their veins on Sunday morning in spite of overcast skies and early-morning drizzle.

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USA Race Timing and Management prepared the course early under miserable conditions, but the rain let up in time for the official start at 10:20am.

Jeff & Kelly

120 participants gathered at Mr. Ed’s for the pre-race to complete registration and enjoy the camaraderie.  The excitement was palpable, especially for Kelly Beauch, who underwent knee surgery and registered for her first 5k in ten years. “It was run a block and sit, and now she’s running again,” exclaimed her husband, Jeff.

Pat Miller
Bryan Nichols

Last year’s victor, Patrick Miller (69), and second-place finisher Brian Nichols from Kentucky, also exhibited excitement.  Said, Mr. Nichols, “This is one of the best races ever.  Why wouldn’t you come?”

2023 Winner Rodney Wilhelm completes in 19:05 minutes.
Pat Miller takes second!
Brian Nichols places 3rd



Courtney Russel and Nik Pettenski opted to complete the course on bicycles this year.  Others made excellent progress as the sun delivered more pleasant conditions.  Congratulations to the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers for a successful 9th annual event!.