Rivershack Run Results

Friday, July 25, 2008, 7:00 PM
Rivershack Tavern, Jefferson, LA
Race Director: Chuck George, New Orleans Track Club

A field of nearly 800 runners and walkers turned out for the RiverShack Run on a Friday night. Brandon Wingate and Kelly Nicholas were the overall winners of the 2 mile race. Post race festivities were held inside and outside the RiverShack Tavern with live music provided by the Mustard Brother's Band.

The following email was received after the RiverShack Run:

KidSense From: LeAnne Cantrell
To: NOTC@runNOTC.org
Subject: Thank Y'All!
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:27:21 -0500

You people rock AND run!

Hi, I'm LeAnne Cantrell and was with y'all last night on the levee. The Rivershack Run was a blast!

I just wanted to thank all of you, including the 800 or so registered runners, for supporting our KidSense special needs playgrounds. Angels on Earth Foundation is our key sponsor, and half the proceeds of last night's run will go directly toward building something amazing for not just special kids, but young students with ADHD, as well.

If you are a runner, then it's a no-brainer you understand that physical activity is not just good for the body - it is great for the mind. Research shows that a specific kind of exercise - the kind we engineered into our playground design - helps over 91% of kids with attention problems re-focus themselves. The KidSense play yards are being placed close to classrooms, so that kids can get this exercise, self-regulate, and go directly back inside to harness that focus in the class room.

It's about education through recreation.something I hope you will understand that y'all made happen.

On behalf of our kids, and with my deepest gratitude,

-LeAnne Cantrell

Questions or comments about these results? Contact results@runNOTC.org.

2 Mile Award Winners

Place MaleAge Time FemaleAge Time
Overall Open
1 Brandon Wingate 33 10:22 Kelly Nicholas 40 12:06
2 Doug Holmes 40 10:54 Sophie Chaze 29 12:09
3 Andew Ely 16 11:03 Eva Lustigova 28 12:12
Overall Masters
1 Paul Hutchinson 41 11:20 Tiffany Kitto 41 13:36
Overall Grandmasters
1 Kenneth Schexnayder 50 11:36 Susan Manikin 51 15:20
Overall Seniors
1 J. Roger Brown 60 12:45 Bonnie Bozant 61 18:58
Overall Racewalkers
1 Aaron Boudreaux 51 20:15 Pat Driscoll 54 22:07
2 Jose Villalta 51 20:29 Anne Marie St.Clair 48 23:13
3 Duke Wolverton 61 21:48 Jane Phelps 62 24:47

Questions or comments about these results? Contact results@runNOTC.org.

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Photos by George Waguespack and Dudley Stadler. The race start. Off they go! A huge field takes off for the RiverShack 2 mile run/walk. Volunteers from the Angels on Earth Foundation and The Movement Science center man the CiCi's Pizza booth. NOTC volunteers enjoy the Cici's pizza. Jan Beaumont and Joe Carbo at the Bud Light trailer. More race finishers at the Bud Light trailer. A huge crowd in attendance. Top three women's division (l-r): Eva Lustigova, Sophie Chaze, Kelly Nicholas. Kenny Schexnayder and Susan Manikin the overall grandmasters division winners. Top male race walkers (l-r): Jose Villalta, Aaron Boudreaux, Duke Wolverton.
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Photos by George Waguespack and Dudley Stadler.