Thank you to everyone that supported Fishtown Preservation—as a Fishtown 5K participant, volunteer, sponsor or cheerleader. All that were involved helped make this year’s 5K a record breaker, which is critical to preserving Fishtown.
This year our Fish Costume Contest was also a great success, and so much fun. Dozens of racers wore “fish” attire. Unique medals were given to the top three fish to cross the finish line and to the three best costumes. The three costume winners also received a gift basket, which included gift items from the Fishtown Welcome Center and from our costume sponsor Two Fish Gallery. Fish costume participants that didn’t win an award where surprised at the Award Ceremony with a giant lollipop donated by the Dam Candy Store.
Our volunteers and sponsors are priceless, and we couldn’t do it without each of them! The Leland Yacht Club again hosted the course water station with a fantastic group of volunteers. Also, this year we had residents along the 5K route share in the fun and cheer on the racers. We also appreciate our media friends for their support. Including, Mickey Fivenson (77), race participant and author of Traverse City Runner—Running for Better Health in Northern Michigan. Click to read article and see great photos—and learn more about Mickey’s experience, and his world record.
AT A GLANCE:
• 761 Race Registrants (Best-Ever!)
• 654 Racers—that Endurance Evolution timed crossing the Finish Line
• 36 Volunteers
• 3 Costume Judges – Malcolm Chatfield (Leland Artist and owner of Tug Stuff shop), Greta Stimson (owns Greta’s of Leland shop), Paula Alflen (manager at Leelanau Books
• 20 Sponsors – Click and scroll down to see sponsor list.
Thank you for the great photos—Claire Kurnick, Heidi Tagg, Marsha Brunett and Amanda Holmes: