I need to start by thanking all the amazing people who helped make this years Wa Wa Wally Waddle a truly smashing success. To the pie makers and timers, runners and spectators, fundraisers and sponsors, big kids and little kids, first time waddlers and long time road racers I could not do any of this without you. You have helped grow the Waddle into the incredible success that it is today, thank you.
With your help we raised over $4000 to help send kids from the Mid-Hudson Valley to YMCA Camp Segowea. I encourage you to visit the Camp Segowea website to learn more about our camp and to consider sending your child there for a life enriching experience they will never forget.
As Waddle tradition dictates ,home-made pies were given out as prizes to the overall and age group winners. Our Segowea Alumni baked over 20 pies and those not given out as prizes were given away during the post award free pie raffle. 10 lucky raffle winners went home with home-baked pies! Lana of Bella Cakes made turtle cupcakes for all the kids who ran the 100 yard dash and the mile.
Another Waddle tradition was upheld with local racing legend Marisa Strange, and out of towner Mike Insler each winning for the 3rd year in a row. While Marisa cruised to a 40 second victory over 2nd place Female Rachel Sleeter, Mike Insler needed a course record 16:13 to hold off local stand out Mike Chow who finished just 3 seconds back.
The kids 1 mile (which might have been 1.1 miles) was won by 10-year-old Isabelle Hatch and 12-year-old Griffin Sarachek. The 9 and younger age group was won by Isabelle Serrano and Achille Sarachek.
Full results for both races are linked below along with a link to all the photos taken by Bob Kopak.
Thanks again to our Sponsors
CAYA Restaurant & Café
Mid-Hudson Oral Surgeons
Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club
Morris Associates Engineering Consultants
Soul Dog Restaurant
Tubby’s Bathtub Resurfacing
Zimmer Brothers Jewelers