5k Run for Shelter
Held on the first Saturday in November in Charlottesville, this fundraising and awareness event draws 200-300 dedicated runners and supporters of the Shelter. After the 8:00 am race finishes, all runners are welcome to stay for a chance to win one of many grab bag prizes donated by area businesses. This is always a fun and successful event thanks to many generous businesses and volunteers.
At The Races
November 5, 2005
Longtime CTC volunteer Bette Dzamba calls this one of her favorite events and for so many who agree with her, it?s the ?cause? that counts. One of Charlottesville?s most respected non-profits is the Shelter for Help in Emergency. Each year, Dzamba volunteers as the Race Director for this well-organized fund raiser for a wonderful cause.Over 200 folks participated on a gorgeous morning, as they traversed over the steep hills of the scenic downtown neighborhoods. CTC ace Chris Samley was the highest club finisher with a 2nd place time of 17:10 and Kerry Hendrix did an excellent job of representing the club as she was the first CTC finisher with an impressive 20:58 clock stopper. Other CTC notables were Marcia Kraft-Sayre, Kevin Cox, Dawn Herrick, Dave Krovetz, Richard Young, Jim Bell, Richard Moon, Roger Reynolds, Chris Earle, Natalie Krovetz, Nancy Fraser, Anna Sas, Candy Montero, Pete Runge, David Rapp, Neal Ammerman, and Cindy Eichelkraut.
November 6, 2004
One of the largest races of the fall is also one of the best organized as CTC members Cartie Lominack and Bette Dzamba once again treated area runners to a dandy of an event. No less than 210 folks cruised over the hills of downtown en route to the finish of the 9th edition of this special run for the Shelter for Help in Emergency (one of our most worthy causes).
CTC veteran Chris Samley narrowly missed the overall brass ring as he clocked an impressive 17:31, only 8 seconds behind leader Justin Buczyna who is almost half Samley?s age! Longtime CTC member, Kerry Hendrix who is new to the masters division, scored an equally impressive outing as she finished 2nd overall less than a minute behind 23year old winner Whitney Holmes. Several CTC members rocketed to blue ribbons in their respective age groups including: Jim Bell (55-59), Matt Shields (25-29), Paul Humphreys (50-54), Deb Morris (45-59), Carin Ward (25-29), Anna Castle (50-54), and Wendell Golden (70-79).
Other CTC times of note over this challenging but scenic downtown course were turned in by the following CTC racers: Susan Cain, Kate Kohn, Rich Barnett, Mary Rainey, George Gillies, Dan Dunsmore, Becky Lower, Nathalie Krovetz, Frances and Andrew Hersey, Derek Leach, Bob Downer & Pat Finn.
November 1, 2003
One of the most popular 5K runs of the year benefits one of the club?s favorite local causes, the Shelter for Help in Emergency. Close to 250 runners crossed over the scenic streets of historic downtown Charlottesville on a gorgeous Indian summer first Saturday in November.
Former Western standout Jeremy Cadle was the first into the chutes and scored a blue ribbon for the club as he clocked an impressive 16:11 victory. CTC webmaster Chris Samley was the first Masters across the finish line as he clocked an impressive 17:30 for 3rd overall, Eric Van Gieson (17:54) David Milia (18:03), Matt Shields (18:50) and Scott Smith (19:10) rounded out the top 5 for the club.
Longtime CTC member Kerry Hendrix was the first woman over the course as she out kicked fellow member Leisa Gonnellla (21:09 to 21:18). Joan Bienvenue (22:10) rounded out the top 3 CTC women.