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Classic was great! Half results will be updated soon!

Monday, September 17, 2012

If you were at the Dutchess County Classic yesterday, you can see that the new venue was a good change. No wet sneakers! Great support!

We got so many compliments about the new location and the smoothness of registration and packet pick-up. We had about 1350 runners, the second highest in Classic history.

Many thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors which made this event such a success. Special thanks to race directors Keith Axelrod and Wayne McDaniel, who put in a super-human effort to make sure everything went smoothly. You can't imagine the number of meetings, email messages and phone calls these two handled to make everything work for such a large event.

Scoring issues

Some runners had missing times on the Half results currently on this web site. Please note that we are working on this right now and hope to have revised results posted today.

We apologize to everyone affected by this glitch.

Also, please remember that our scorers worked all day before the race, all day race day, and now are working all day today to fix errors - all as volunteers to keep race fees low. We will get there and we appreciate your patience.

Thank a volunteer

There were many lead volunteers who coordinated and trained the other volunteers. Please be sure to thank these dedicated folks and all the other volunteers who made the day a success:

  • Race directors: Keith Axelrod and Wayne McDaniel
  • Course set-up and take down: Bob Dinsmore
  • Waterstops: Jeff Lease, Tom Storey, Barbara Bennet, John Dean
  • Data entry on race day: Deborah Schwartz
  • Race packet assembly: Conni Grace, Wayne McDaniel
  • Traffic control: Wayne McDaniel, Conni Grace, Mark Mohan
  • 5K and half marathon directors: Becky Withers and Bill Rosenberg
  • Kids finish line: Pete Sanfilippo
  • 5K and half finish line: Deanna Zawistowski, Heidi Selteneck
  • Arlington High School set up and clean up: Lori Decker
  • Food tent: Joan Grishman
  • Volunteer coordinator: Wayne McDaniel
  • 5K and Half scoring: Vince Veltre and Deborah Schwartz
  • Kids scoring: Irv Miller
  • Parking coordinator: Kathryn Colson (Civil Air Patrol) and Wayne McDaniel.

Thanks to our sponsors

Sponsors provide funding and in kind support. Please patronize our sponsors and tell them you appreciate their support of the Classic.

  • Poughkeepsie Journal
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Center for Physical Therapy
  • Rock 93.3 WRWD
  • Durants Party Rentals
  • Wendy's
  • Gold's Gym
  • D'Arcangelo
  • Paul's Plumber

Thanks to our runners!

Congratulations to all of our finishers. There were some great times - and some PRs - and even if you missed your goal time, anyone who finishes a race is a winner. We appreciate the runners' support and participation and, most of all, we all share a love of this great sport.





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