Saturday, October 24, 2009

Birds of a Feather

More than 200 runners participated in this fund-raising run for Erik Skaggs, the Rogue Valley Runners' store employee that upon winning and setting a new course record at this year's 100 Kilometer Trail National Championships acquired acute renal failure. The support locally and nationally has been tremendous. Hundreds of folks came together in order to assist Erik with his medical bills. The Bird of the Feather Run, held here in Erik's hometown of Ashland, was the culmination and celebration of one of the best support groups we've ever seen! The list of "thank you's" is endless. We could not have done it without YOU!!!

Full results for the two mile and five mile runs can be found over on the Southern Oregon Runners web site. They've posted photos too. Take a look. Below are some other images captured on race day.

Race day registration in Lithia Park.

They're off!

Finish line volunteers at work.

Erik Skaggs hands out the many awesome raffle prizes.

Bob Julian, wins the very hilly five mile race.

Erik Skaggs with his very own Bird of a Feather, Jenn Shelton.


Rogue Valley Runners said...

The race collected $6,110 in just entry fees alone. The raffle may have collected roughly another $2000.

So...a huge success!!! Thanks everyone.

erik said...

Once again, I would just like to thank everyone who came out Saturday. What a great group of people.