Saturday, March 29, 2014

Non-profit hosts Glow for Good 5K to benefit local cancer patients

On May 17 at 7 p.m., The Giving Garden Foundation (TGGF) will host its first ever Glow for Good 5K at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester, VA.  This is a family event and runners, walkers, and spectators are encouraged to attend and participate.  There will be food, music, games, prizes, and lots of glow-in-the-dark swag.

The Giving Garden Foundation is a local 501C3 nonprofit organization founded by four Gloucester residents in 2008.  TGGF’s mission is to provide financial assistance to cancer patients residing in Gloucester and Mathews, VA. TGGF aims to bridge the gap between existing resources and patients' unmet needs by providing an online database of other local, state and national resources. TGGF is a volunteer-run organization hosting various events and fundraisers to work towards their mission.

The Giving Garden Foundation has provided more than $40,000 in financial assistance to local patients since its inception. In 2014 alone, TGGF has already provided more than $6,500 in assistance.

To register for the Glow for Good 5K, find out about sponsorships available, or make a donation, please see our event site at, and for information about our foundation, please see our website: You can also find us on Facebook.

Friday, March 28, 2014

CRR Needs Your Help with the Scholarship Run

Michael Mann
Tom Ray
This year’s Queens Lake 5K Run at New Quarter Park will again be organized solely by the Colonial Road Runners, and 100% of the proceeds, after race expenses, will go to the Colonial Road Runners Scholarship Fund. The CRR Scholarship Fund donations will be in memory of Michael Mann and Tom Ray, the two members of the Virginia Peninsula Road Racing Hall of Fame who are no longer with us.

Since the Colonial Road Runners are organizing this year’s Queens Lake 5K event by itself, and not in conjunction with an outside charitable organization, there is a lot more work that needs to be done, well

All of the members of the CRR, as well as other Williamsburg area runners, can help out the Scholarship Fund cause in the following ways:

1)      Enter the race – It’s a great, scenic, fast, mostly flat and certified out-and-back course (with a loop of Copse Way within the beautiful Queens Lake neighborhood). Many run their fastest times of the year on this course, especially since the race falls during one of the cooler months. Entry details below.
2)      Make a donation through the race towards the Colonial Road Runners Scholarship Fund – If you’re entering the race, there’s a line where you can make an additional donation to the CRR Scholarship Fund. If you can’t run the race, consider making a donation anyway through the race entry form.
3)      Volunteer for the race – There are a number of areas for which volunteers will be needed, either pre-race, early race morning, or during the race. There are some jobs that can be done, and still allow running in the 5K. Some of these jobs will be as a coordinator, other jobs will just be performing one task on race day. Below are some of the areas where help is needed. Please check off as desired, and email your areas of volunteering to Rick Platt at (phone numbers 757-229-7375 or cell 757-345-1431)

______ Race Sponsor – If you are a business, or would like to make a personal sponsorship for the race, contact Rick Platt for specific details. Sponsors at specific levels will get their logos on the back of the race T-shirts, as well as be recognized in signage race day, as well as at the awards ceremony.

______ Race sponsorship or door prize solicitation—As an individual, you could solicit 1 or 2 race sponsorships or door prizes from businesses you know. Contact Rick Platt for details.

______ Coordinators for specific jobs on race day, specifically
______ Registration coordinator (race day, at pavilion, including pre-registered runners packet pickup, race day registration, and T-shirt distribution,
_______T-shirt coordinator (pick up T-shirts from Colonial Sports Screenprinting, sort by count for pre-registered runners, and bring to race)
______ Water Stop Coordinator (set up water stop table, and coordinate volunteers for that table), ­­­­                 ______ Refreshments Coordinator (pick up the fruit, drink, etc. for post-race refreshments, bring to race, and set up for post-race),
 ______ Parking Coordinator  (in conjunction with Molly Nealer of York County Parks and Recreation, coordinate the 4 volunteers needed for parking control before the race, starting at 7:30 a.m.,
 ______ Signage Coordinator (graphic design help with producing race signage for registration, sponsors, course, etc.),
 ______Volunteer Coordinator (hand out volunteer T-shirts and assignments race morning).
_______Queens Lake Neighborhood Notification (distribute race flyers and neighborhood advisory to selected Queens Lake residents on Copse Way, East Queens Drive, Sherwood, and Allendale)

______ Regular race-day volunteers, including:
 ______ race marshals (6 or more total),
 ­­­­______ split timers (2 total),
 ______ water stop helpers (3 total),
 ______ race day registration and T-shirt/packet pickup (minimum 4), and
 ______ parking (4 total).

______ CRR Finish Line Crew (if desired, the regulars on the CRR finish line crew could double up, and help with other areas, both pre-race, and early race morning (registration, parking control), before the 1 mile fun run starts).

Many of the other major areas for the race have already been taken care of, including:

Race Entry Form – Stan Rockwell and Rick Platt
Race bib numbers, race awards, race flyer distribution, race sponsorships and data entry – Rick Platt
Race Permits – Bob Walker
Bike Leader – Mike McDonald
Race Course Setup and Course Marshals - Andrew D'Amico
Race T-shirts and Colonial Sports sponsorship – Geri Elder
Race volunteers on the course – William and Mary Running Club (Jessica Armstrong, coordinator)
Race parking and park setup – Molly Nealer, York County Parks and Recreation

Full race details below.

Rick Platt, President
Colonial Road Runners
113 Anthony Wayne Rd.
Williamsburg , VA 23185
phone 757-229-7375, cell 757-345-1431


Race details:

20th Annual
Queens Lake 5K Run at New Quarter Park
Saturday, April 5, 2014
A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event

7:30 a.m. - start of race day registration and packet pickup at  New Quarter   Park
8:45 a.m. – end of race day registration

8:30 a.m. - 1 mile fun run/walk start
9:00 a.m. - 5K run/walk start

10:15 a.m. - awards ceremony

To benefit the Colonial Road Runners Scholarship Fund in Memory of Michael Mann and Tom Ray

Registration: Entries postmarked by Monday, March 31, 2014 will be $20 for the 5K run/walk.
Late and race day registration will be $25. No fee for 1 mile fun run ($8 with race T-shirt). Race day shirts and sizes as supplies last.

Online registration: at (online registration open until Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.):

Online registration entry fee will be $20 until 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 31, then will be $25 until online registration closes Thursday evening, April 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Mail entries: Hard copy entry forms can be picked up at Colonial Sports, Colony Square Shopping Center, 1303 Jamestown Road #111, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (next to ReStore), or at WISC or at the Williamsburg James City County Recreation Center on Longhill Road. When completed, entries should be mailed no later than Tuesday, April 1st, to Rick Platt, CRR Queens Lake Run, 113 Anthony Wayne Rd. , Williamsburg , VA 23185 . Entries can also be left off at Colonial Sports at the Colony Square Shopping Center location, no later than Thursday, April 3rd. You can also download and print a copy -

Course: Mostly flat out-and-back course with loop into Queens Lake ( East Queens Drive to Copse Way ). Tranquil, scenic, woodland setting along paved roads near the Colonial Parkway and Queens Lake in York County . Fast course. Certified (VA-08008-RT). One of the fastest courses in the Williamsburg area!

Awards: Awards (plaques or engraved custom medallions with neck ribbons) to top 3 overall men and women, to the top 3 in five-year age groups from 14-and-under through 70-and-over, and to the top 3 race walkers, men and women.

Race info: Rick Platt, Race Coordinator (757-229-7375 or cell phone 757-345-1431).

Benefiting: The Colonial Road Runners Scholarship Fund in memory of Michael Mann and Tom Ray.
Michael Mann and Tom Ray are the two members of the Virginia Peninsula Road Racing Hall of Fame who are no longer with us—Michael Mann (2006 inaugural inductee class to the VPRRHoF) and Tom Ray (2007 inductee class).

Michael Mann, who died in September, 2007 at age 38 after a 2½-year battle with lung cancer, was a three-time winner of the Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix (2002-04). His PRs ranged from 15:18 (5K), 24:58 (8K) and 31:20 (10K) up to 1:09:16 for the half marathon and 2:28:28 for his favorite race, the 2004 Shamrock Marathon. He still holds four CRR race course records.

Tom Ray, who died in June, 2011 at age 78, still holds the all-time CRR record for men 65-69, a 20:02 at age 67 at the 2000 Vineyards of Williamsburg 5K, and the Virginia state 10-mile record for men 70-74 with a 1:13:55 at the 2003 Yorktown Battlefield 10 Miler. The Colonial Road Runners Scholarship Fund is in memory of these two talented runners and never-to-be-forgotten friends.

A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event.
Colonial Road Runners website:
The Queens Lake 5K at New Quarter Park entry form is available on the CRR website, along with an updated list of the Queens Lake 5K course records, the course map (certified course-VA-08008-RT), and the direct link for the Queens Lake Run to the registration.

From Interstate-64: Take exit 242B (Yorktown/Colonial Parkway/Water Country USA) to Route 199. Stay on Route 199 until the Colonial Parkway intersection. Enter the Colonial Parkway towards Williamsburg (west). Exit off the Colonial Parkway at the Queens Lake intersection. Turn right onto West Queens Drive for about 200 feet. Make an immediate left-hand turn onto Lakeshead Drive (the first street on the left) and follow this road until you reach the park entrance.

From Route 143: At the Route 143-Penniman Road traffic light (coming from Newport News ), turn right onto Penniman Road (Magruder Elementary School is on the corner). Turn left onto Hubbard Lane (the first street on your left). After you go under the overpass, make an immediate right-hand turn onto Lakeshead Drive , and follow this road until you reach the park entrance.

From downtown Williamsburg : take the Colonial Parkway (from the Information Center area) towards Yorktown . Take the Queens Lake exit off the Colonial Parkway . At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Hubbard Lane , then turn right onto Lakeshead Drive to the park entrance.

Rick Platt, President
Colonial Road Runners
113 Anthony Wayne Rd.
Williamsburg , VA 23185
phone 757-229-7375, cell 757-345-1431
beyond our normal finish line management and results crew.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Volunteers Needed to Help Make a Kids' Video on Running Etiquette

By Jim Goggin

Start of the One Mile Fun Run at the 2012 Sleighbell 5K
On Saturday April 5th, around 8:30 am, prior to the Queen's Lake 5K, the School Health Initiative Program (SHIP) wishes to shoot a video showing children how to use running etiquette. We need to have some experienced runners mingled with some elementary and middle school students. Please let me know if you will be willing to be part of the video. Also involved in the video will be CRR members, Janice Becker Kailos and Adam Otstot. Contact me at Thanks!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Yorktown Victory Run 2014

Two of the leading runners in the 10th annual Yorktown Victory Run 8 Miler, held Saturday morning on a point-to-point course from Newport News Park to the Yorktown Victory Monument, broke notable age-group records.

Men’s winner Victor Flemming, 35, of Carrollton won by over two minutes with a time of 43:42, which bettered the previous men’s 35-39 record by the late Michael Mann, 36, of Hampton (44:14) from 2005. Mann was one of three original inductees into the Virginia Peninsula Road Racing Hall of Fame (2006). Second and third for the men were Roger Hopper, 23, of Williamsburg (45:53) and Ocean Lakes High student Daniel Read, 18, of Virginia Beach (46:13), who outkicked Todd Kessler, 31, of Newport News at the finish (46:15).

For the women, Jennifer Quarles, 42, of Williamsburg, won in 54:07, followed by Sheila Scotti, 30, of Newport News (56:22) and Karla Havens, 52, of Plainview (56:31). Havens broke the previous women’s 50-54 record of 57:02 by Mercedes Castillo-D’Amico, 51, of Newport News in 2009. Castillo-D’Amico was a member of the 2013 inductee class into the Hall of Fame.

There were 196 finishers in the race organized by the College of William and Mary Mason School of Business.

Yorktown Victory Run 8 Miler
Newport News Park, Newport News to the Yorktown Victory Monument, Yorktown, VA
Saturday, March 22, 2014
A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event
Information from Rick Platt (757-229-7375,

196 finishers in 8 mile run/walk.

** Age group record (5-year age groups)

Men Overall
**1. Victor Flemming, 35                     Carrollton                                 43:42
2. Roger Hopper, 23                            Williamsburg                             45:53
3. Daniel Read, 18                                Virginia Beach                          46:13

Women Overall
1. Jennifer Quarles, 42                          Williamsburg                             54:07
2. Sheila Scotti, 30                               Newport News                         56:22
**3. Karla Havens, 52                         Plainview                                  56:31

Men 19-and-under
1. Ryan Schleicher, 16                          Virginia Beach                          51:04
2. Andrew Park, 15                              Virginia Beach                          53:48
3. Ben Weise, 19                                  Ellicott City, MD                       59:37

Men 20-24
1. Aaron Misera, 23                             Washington, DC                       46:38

Men 25-29
1. Tyler Scott, 25                                 Williamsburg                             49:58
2. Thomas Maddux, 28                        Williamsburg                             51:25
3. Brendan Lane, 26                             Williamsburg                             52:20

Men 30-34
1. Todd Kessler, 31                             Newport News                         46:15
2. Patrick Charland, 34                         Cary, NC                                 1:01:07
3. Nik Long, 34                                    Newport News                         1:04:53

Men 35-39
1. Douglas Marshall, 39                        Mathews                                  49:03
2. Joshua Taylor, 35                             Newport News                         1:01:11
3. Rob Coplen, 38                                Norfolk                                    1:03:05

Men 40-44
1. Michael Nestor, 43                           Virginia Beach                          56:40
2. Chris Robertson, 41                         Williamsburg                             57:48
3. Winston Trice, 41                             Hayes                                       1:03:22

Men 45-49
1. Greg Dawson, 48                             Williamsburg                             49:29
2. Martin Gallivan, 45                           Williamsburg                             50:28
3. John Will, 48                                    Virginia Beach                          53:00

Men 50-54
1. Ramon Marcal da Silva, 51               Newport News                         52:53
2. Timothy Collins, 52                           Williamsburg                             55:09
3. Dan O’Brien, 51                               Williamsburg                             56:33

Men 55-59
1. Andrew Cutler, 56                            Yorktown                                 51:37
2. Bill Bustin, 56                                   Poquoson                                 57:44
3. Steve Long, 59                                 Williamsburg                             1:06:07

Men 60-64
1. Rick Platt, 63                                   Williamsburg                             55:55
2. Joseph Verdirame, 64                       Suffolk                                      1:05:34
3. Joe Day, 63                                      Yorktown                                 1:05:43

Men 65-and-over
**1. Larry Coley, 65                            Chesapeake                              56:25
2. George Carrigan, 65                         Williamsburg                             58:51
3. Robert Wilson, 66                            Toano                                       1:14:48

Men Walk
1. Grove Calvert, 67                             Virginia Beach                          1:56:41
2. Jimmy Mitchell, 32                            Toano                                       1:59:39

Women 19-and-under
1. Nicole Park, 18                                Virginia Beach                          57:20
2. Shannon Crist, 17                             Lanexa                                     1:29:56
3. Samantha Anderson, 14                    Hampton                                  1:31:29

Women 20-24
1. Brooke Turner, 20                            Baden, PA                                1:10:21
2. Rebecca Barber, 21                         Williamsburg                             1:11:36
3. Emily Lane, 23                                 Norfolk                                    1:13:09

Women 25-29
1. Nadya Mamoozadeh, 27                  Bena                                         1:00:39
2. Lisa Daromando, 29                         Williamsburg                             1:08:22
3. Brady Goggin, 28                             Newport News                         1:09:11

Women 30-34
1. Melissa Mulcahy, 33                         Mechanicsville                          58:12
2. Christine Andersen, 34                     Yorktown                                 59:07
3. Sarah Stevenson, 33                         Colonial Heights                        1:08:00

Women 35-39
1. Mollie Steele, 36                              Newport News                         1:09:01
2. Cassandara Six, 36                           Gloucester                                1:13:24
3. Jamie Anderson, 37                          Hampton                                  1:13:32

Women 40-44
1. Susan Hagel, 40                               Norfolk                                    1:02:45
2. Nichole Knott, 44                             Gloucester                                1:12:32
3. Charlene Sheets, 43                          Williamsburg                             1:15:06

Women 45-49
1. Debbie McLaughlin, 48                    Williamsburg                             56:56
2. Donna Outen, 48                              Williamsburg                             1:08:56
3. Helen Anders, 46                             Yorktown                                 1:13:23

Women 50-54
1. Christine Schaffner, 50                      Yorktown                                 1:05:24
2. Nan Park, 50                                   Virginia Beach                          1:10:28
3. Carol Bartram, 50                            Yorktown                                 1:15:05

Women 55-59
**1. Cindy White, 59                           Virginia Beach                          1:01:25
2. Rose Crist, 59                                  Lanexa                                     1:07:27
3. Thea Ganoe, 56                                Hampton                                  1:09:22

Women 60-64
**1. Louise Sharer, 61                         Williamsburg                             1:10:19
2. Patricia Travis, 62                             Williamsburg                             1:20:53
3. Deb Boykin, 62                                Williamsburg                             1:32:57

Women 65-and-over
1. Barbara Biasi, 66                              Yorktown                                 1:14:27

Women Walk
1. Anne Park Curtis, 59                        Norfolk                                    1:36:01
2. Sylvia Garcia, 61                              Williamsburg                             1:44:36
3. Francine Allen, 59                            Richmond                                 1:59:14

Bandit runner – 6th place overall, 48:42

Rick Platt
113 Anthony Wayne Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone 757-229-7375
Cell 757-345-1431

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rock the River 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Coming in May

Jenna Grace King
In March of 2008, the Tabernacle UMC faith community lost one of their cherished youth, Jenna Grace King, in a car accident. As her faith community and family mourned her loss they found a new energy in their faith to begin to dream big and pray large to the possibilities of creating outreach ministries. These ministries would serve those in need of clothing, food, and other services. As with most small faith communities, they at first doubted their ability to provide meaningful services, however as many in the community looked back upon the life of Jenna they could see the drive she had to overcome obstacles placed before her.

Proclaiming Grace Outreach is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that was formed in 2008 in memory of Jenna.  We currently have a food pantry open twice per month serving over 200 people each opening, operate the Thrift Spot (our main funding source) each Saturday, and offer small home repair for those in need in upper James City and lower New Kent Counties.  We also have an active presence in the community by partnering with nine churches, several civic groups, and other individuals.

Each year in August we have our largest fundraiser, The Jenna Bash Festival.  Normally our run has taken place in conjunction with this event.  This will be the first year that we will hold the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk as a stand alone event.  It is our hope to attract more people than ever before due to a cooler time of year, a new beautiful course, and students still being in school.

Runners and Walkers are welcome! The Rock the River 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday May 3, 2014. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. for all who are not pre-registered. Pre-registration guarantees you a t-shirt and a goodie bag. Run or walk the beautiful course through wooded areas and along the Chickahominy River. Rockahock Campgrounds at 1428 Outpost Road in Lanexa, VA has just cut a trail for this one of a kind run!

All proceeds will benefit the missions of Proclaiming Grace Outreach.  Race information and registration is at and information about Proclaiming Grace is at

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Yorktown Victory Run 8 Miler may come to its Final Sprint

by Rick Platt
Questions and comments should be addressed to

March 22, 2014 may very well be the end of a long and glorious history of road racing on the Peninsula , as it likely will be the final year of the Yorktown Victory Run 8 Mile Road Race, and the end of an era. Actually, the end of two eras, as the race started in 1976 as a Peninsula Track Club race to celebrate the American Bicentennial, and was held annually for 15 years until 1990. After a 14-year gap, it resumed in 2005, organized by the Colonial Road Runners, with a current 10-year run, until 2014.

            The National Park Service has gradually been moving road races to the York High School and Surrender Field starting location, including the July 4th Yorktown Freedom Run 5K, which became the Yorktown Independence Day 8K, and the old Waterman’s Museum 10 Miler, which became the Yorktown Battlefield 10 Mile Run, organized by the York Lions Club. The Yorktown Victory Run 8 Miler continued its tradition of starting at Newport News Park , and using a scenic course through the Swamp Bridge trail, the Newport News Park Bikeway, then the Yorktown Battlefield tour roads, before finishing up Surrender Road and Rt. 238 before a finish line in view of the Yorktown Victory Monument.
            The race was started in 1976 by Bob Hickey, and was initially a 7.6-mile event, to celebrate the 1976 bicentennial of the American Revolution, starting at the Campgrounds section of NN Park, and using the Bikeway to connect to the Battlefield tour roads. Because of limited parking at the Campgrounds, it moved across the reservoir to the Constitution Avenue section of the park and became an 8 mile race for the rest of its history.
            The race is a complicated one, with a point-to-point course necessitating bus transportation back to the start, and also needing approval from three jurisdictions—Newport News (Parks and Recreation), the National Park Service (tour roads) and York County (the final public roads), and that’s why the PTC decided to end its run in 1990. Fortunately for the CRR, the race has been organized since its second CRR year by the William and Mary Mason School of Business as a second-year-class MBA project, and our future business leaders have proven their worth by seamlessly handling all the complicated logistics.
            This year, the National Park Service wanted to move the race to the York High School start and finish, but the CRR convinced them to have one more year on the traditional course, since it is the Yorktown Victory Run, and it makes sense to have it finish near the Yorktown Victory Monument . Also there are already two excellent 10-mile races using the Yorktown Battlefield tour roads course, the early November edition and the late January edition (that for two straight years had been postponed a couple months, due to icy conditions).
            So if you want to participate in the end of an era, check out the entry form at or register at by Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12 noon, and celebrate 25 total years of a very special race, the Yorktown Victory Run 8 Miler.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Yoga for Runners to Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project

By Jennifer Quarles

My wonderful friend Missy Kerner, owner of Body Balance Studio, is putting on this class to help with my fundraising efforts for The Wounded Warrior Project. Dr. Adam Wilding, of Commonwealth Family Chiropractic, will also do an injury prevention talk.

Please save the date for this exciting upcoming event:

Yoga for Runners
Body Balance Studio Prince George Street
Saturday, May 10th
$20 suggested donation

All money raised will go to The Wounded Warrior Project

You can sign up on the Body Balance website:

Monday, March 3, 2014

North & South Finally Reconcile!

OK, so it's really not THAT momentous... but exciting (running) opportunities are coming.

On Sunday April 13, Dennis Wayne Welch/ DWEP / SouthSide/ Tidewater Striders Running Club runners will be "crossing the moat" to run with T.E.A.M. Williamsburg and friends on the Peninsula (or possibly in Williamsburg, if we get really crazy).

THEN, on Sunday April 27, "North" will be heading South (possibly to First Landing Park) to run with our new-found friends.

It'll be a wonderful "cross-pollination" of personalities, ideas, running talent, new running routes, and just plain FUN! By merging the NorthSide and SouthSide, we should have PLENTY of company for EVERY pace, distance, etc. Details, places, times, etc. TBA. All good ideas welcome. Heck, we could even bring snacks/beverages for afterwards, or whatever.

Keep your eyes peeled... and keep training. Spring is coming!

To keep up on the details, visit/join the T.E.A.M. Williamsburg page or contact Daniel ShayeTogether, Each Achieves More!

CRR Board Meeting for Tonight Rescheduled Due to Snow

The CRR Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday March 17 at 7 PM in room B of the Williamsburg Regional Library.

Two Races, A Night at the Ballpark and One Great Cause!

By Heidi Dittmar

Harbor Park is used to having professional, talented, minor league Triple-A TIDES baseball players grace its field, but rarely does it allow amateurs to cross its diamonds. Unless it’s the runners of the Kettle Krush 5K!

Now in its second year, the Kettle Krush 5K is more than just a race; it’s a full day event. On May 31, 2014, runners of all abilities and speeds will descend upon Norfolk to get a chance to run in beautiful downtown Norfolk…but with a twist. The finish line is unlike any other. And it’s a moment you definitely want to experience.

Beginning just outside the baseball stadium, you’ll run toward the waterfront, cruise along the beautiful Elizabeth River, pass the Battleship Wisconsin, turn around at Nauticus for your return to Harbor Park. You think you’re going to finish where you began, but instead you enter the stadium at the warning track and that’s when things get really exciting.  The stadium opens up into this spectacular blend of blues and greens, of athleticism and strength. The sounds of the music combined with the voice of the announcer get your heart pumping faster.  And if you listen, you may just hear your name shouted out over the stadium speaker system. As you run around the grass toward home, you can’t help but pick up speed. And then there it is…the finish line right next to home plate.

But the day doesn’t end there. After a post race celebration, you and your family and friends have time to visit the city before heading back to Harbor Park for the TIDES baseball game and fireworks that evening. Every runner who chooses so gets a ticket to the baseball game that evening. And your family and friends who came to cheer you on get discounted tickets as well.

The Kettle Krush 5K is held to raise money for the Salvation Army of Hampton Roads. The name and slogan - Different Season, Same Reason – were chosen to “krush” the concept that the Salvation Army only provides assistance to families just at Christmas. The reality is that the Salvation Army helps the most needy in our community all year long.

Run a chipped time race, spend time in a great city of Hampton Roads, watch a baseball game, and support a great cause.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Partial Results of Today's March of the Lions 5K

March of the Lions 5K Run
Warhill High School, Williamsburg, Virginia
Saturday, March 1, 2014
A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event
Information from Rick Platt (757-229-7375,

Partial Results (all runners under 25 minutes, and all award winners)
Full Results to be completed over the weekend

184 finishers in 5K run/walk.

Men Overall
1. Todd Kessler, 31    Newport News    17:46
2. Steven Brewer, 28    Newport News    18:03
3. Greg Dawson, 48    Williamsburg    19:13
Women Overall
1. Jennifer Quarles, 41    Williamsburg    20:11
2. Debbie McLaughlin, 48    Williamsburg    21:50
3. Emily Honeycutt, 22    West Point    22:11

Men 10-and-under
1. Glenn Glass, 10    Williamsburg    27:25
2. Brandon Kendrick, 9    Williamsburg    27:54
3. Ethan Ashley, 10    Williamsburg    33:05

Men 11-12
1. Paul Glass, 12    Williamsburg    23:14
2. Joey Maddox, 12    Toano    26:47
3. Charlie O’Connor, 12    Toano    28:43

Men 13-14
1. Sam Cummings, 14    Williamsburg    23:10
2. Timothy Gabel III, 14    Williamsburg    41:15

Men 15-16
1. Danny Cretney, 16    Toano    20:02   
2. Braden Troy Wilson, 15    Williamsburg    20:22
3. Gavin Herspold, 15    Toano    21:02
4. Zach Cooper, 15    Williamsburg    23:27
5. Donte Cartagena, 16    Suffolk    23:59
6. Cameron Aadahl, 16    Williamsburg    24:01

Men 17-19
1. Brian McManus, 18    Williamsburg    20:11
2. Joel Turner, 18    Williamsburg    21:52
3. Ramon Veal, 17    Toano    23:27
4. William Cifers, 17    Williamsburg    24:35

Men 20-24

Men 25-29
1. Matthew Schiller, 28    Williamsburg    19:55
2. Thomas Estes, 28    Williamsburg    39:24

Men 30-34
1. Lawrence Tobin, 33    Newport News    28:42

Men 35-39
1. Bryan Dollyhigh, 38    Toano    20:05
2. Jason Miller, 36    Williamsburg    20:47
2. Robert Kramer, 39    Williamsburg    25:04

Men 40-44
1. Chris Robertson, 41    Williamsburg    22:13
2. Drew Rydland, 41    Toano    28:23
3. Scott Stewart, 43    Williamsburg    28:45

Men 45-49
1. Kevin Clauberg, 45    Williamsburg    22:32
2. Peter Beaulieu, 45    Williamsburg    28:19
3. Scott Snyder, 49    Williamsburg    28:42

Men 50-54
1. Dan O’Brien, 51    Williamsburg    21:15
2. Terry McManus, 52    Williamsburg    21:47
3. Steve Brazier, 54    Yorktown    35:50

Men 55-59
1. Bill Bustin, 56    Poquoson    22:41
2. James Gullo, 59    Williamsburg    26:38
3. Todd Lins, 57    Williamsburg    32:46

Men 60-64
1. Rick Platt, 63    Williamsburg    23:00
2. David Harrison, 62    Virginia Beach    24:23
3. Jimmy Blount, 63    Williamsburg    28:40

Men 65-69
1. George Carrigan, 65    Williamsburg    22:18
2. Ed Oliphant, 68    Gloucester    26:19
3. William Sharer, 67    Williamsburg    27:46

Men 70-and-over
1. Richard Maruyama, 71    Yorktown    31:28

Men Walk
1. Scott Stakes, 51    Portsmouth    31:46
2. John Strassberger, 69    Williamsburg    38:26
3. Bob Curtin, Jr., 61    Hampton    38:51

Women 10-and-under
1. Lillian Snyder, 10    Williamsburg    31:11
2. Victoria Ashley, 10    Williamsburg    35:57
3. Ellerie Tobler, 10    Williamsburg    39:06

Women 11-12
1. Emily Watkinson, 11    Toano    28:14
2. Maggie Froehlich, 11    Williamsburg    39:49

Women 13-14
1. Raeven Veal, 14    Toano    26:16
2. Cori Clifton, 14    Williamsburg    28:54
3. Delanie Snyder, 13    Williamsburg    29:45

Women 15-16
1. Jewel Walters, 15    Toano    23:51
2. Lauren Dansereau, 15    Toano    24:49
3. Hannah Hrncir, 16    Toano    26:15

Women 17-19
1. Virginia Wright, 17    Williamsburg    27:07
2. Andi Challis, 18    Toano    29:27
3. Colby Norris, 17    Toano    36:40

Women 20-24

Women 25-29
1. Emma Schiller, 27    Williamsburg    24:05
2. Carolyn Estes, 27    Williamsburg    39:24
3. Megan Hodges, 26    Williamsburg    51:13*
* Walker winning age-group award

Women 30-34
1. Marieke Gesler, 32    Williamsburg    23:47
2. Jessica Burcham, 32    Lanexa    24:07
3. Traci Bishop, 30    Hampton    28:36

Women 35-39
1. Jeanette Primich, 37    Williamsburg    24:22
2. Irene Cartagena, 35    Suffolk    33:45

Women 40-44
1. Amy Rydland, 41    Toano    28:23
2. Jennifer Beaulieu, 44    Williamsburg    30:23
3. Tracy Kendrick, 43    Williamsburg    31:34

Women 45-49
1. Bonnie Brown, 48    Williamsburg    29:08
2. Stephanie Luzzi, 45    Yorktown    34:14

Women 50-54

Women 55-59
1. Harriet McCoy, 59    Toano    26:06
2. Carolyn Harrison, 57    Williamsburg    26:25
3. Ellie Bustin, 57    Poquoson    27:33

Women 60-64
1. Louise Sharer, 61    Williamsburg    27:03
2. Brenda Mitchell, 63    Williamsburg    35:26

Women 65-and-over

Women Walk
1. Sylvia Garcia, 61    Williamsburg    39:46
2. Martha Gullo, 61    Williamsburg    42:00
3. Michelle Cihak, 37    Toano    51:05

Sunday group runs

9:30 AM Sunday distance group is a GO this Sunday.

The group caters to all (ALL!) paces, and all distances. We’ve had very (VERY) fast runners, and slower, and lots in the middle. Details are updated each week at T.E.A.M. Williamsburg (

T.E.A.M. Williamsburg stands for Together Each Achieves More… which is true in running, and life, both.

Details of this Sunday’s run below.


Want to run? Want to get faster? Want to have some fun, too?

We’ve had some great group runs lately, and would love your company. All (ALL!) paces welcome. The more the merrier. Each week's Sunday run is a blast. Neither wind nor sleet nor snow nor rain will stop us. Neither will nice weather… which is coming, one of these days.


This Sunday (March 2) we will meet at the Newport News Park campsite entrance off Campsite Drive, in the main parking lot, at the Campsite Office (, and run from there.

8 AM (loooong group)(20 miles is not unusual). Typically lead/coordinated by Michael Leech (contact Mike for details, please).
9:30 AM option (main group, typically 10+ miles; the 8 AM longer group typically joins the 9:30 group en route). Typically lead/coordinated by Daniel Shaye.

All paces, all distances welcome. Too long, too short, too fast, too slow… these are not possible. We've had a dozen or more runners showing up regularly. I know we've got 6:45/mile types (and faster), 7-8:00/mile folks, 10:00 runners… and possibly far more (including even YOU!). Spreading the joy of running, from the health benefits to the social benefits of group interaction, are what it's all about. The more the merrier-- and the more likely everyone has someone to help keep the pace honest, or just have good company to shoot the breeze with (or both).

To keep up with changes in location, please join the TEAM Williamsburg FB page: