Although the skies looked threatening right before race time, 58 runners and walkers lined up at Market and Church Streets in West Chester for the 2nd Annual Volunteer English Program Family Fun 5K Run/2.5 Walk event on October 12, 2013. As runners and walkers made their way through West Chester, the sun burst through and made it a beautiful race day.
We would like to congratulate 5K runners John Matthews (18:46 time) who placed first in the Men’s group, Constance Franklin (22:32 time) who placed first in the Women’s group, and Stephen Heck (19:57 time) who placed first in the under 16 group. Stephen also qualified as second place finisher for the best overall Men’s Group.
In the 2.5K Walk category, over 28 individuals completed the beautiful downtown West Chester borough course in under 40 minutes. Jack McVety bested the 12 and under group with a time of 17:22, with older brother, Colin closing in at 17:14.
This year’s registrants ranged in age from 9 to 65+. All runners and walkers enjoyed refreshments, awards and fellowship at The United Methodist Church on High Street following the race. We want to thank all the race sponsors, private donors, and the almost 100 participants who have contributed to our mission of providing free English tutoring to adult immigrants and refugees. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
by VEP Board Member Maureen Mackay, Partner, Gawthrop Greenwood PC