October 30, 2018
The 19th Annual Skeleton Run brought out over 400 runners and walkers on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 to Amherst Steele High School. Youth runners competed in 400 and 800 meter races and several others competed in the 5K. The male open winner was was Sean Whelan from North Olmsted with a time of 18:29. The female winner was Emma Fox from Avon with a time of 20:49. Dave Anderson was the men’s master winner with a time of 19:32 and Molly Fior was the women’s master winner with a time of 22:51.
Coach Glatz would like to thank the Amherst Police Department for keeping our runners safe and the following volunteers that made the success of this event possible: Erin Kinser, Chuck Grimmett, Joseph Butchko, Forest Hampton, Jacob Raesler, Ethan Barnes, Cael Walker, Angela Raesler, Gia Hober, Beth and Emma Kovach, Beth Gillam, Mary Jane Loushin, Michelle Kirsch, Jeremy Brogan, Lisa, Jordan and Bob Harcula, Laura Janosik, Conrad Slominski, Emma Kelley, Zac Boesel, Emily Marty, Gabe Del Valle, Danny Falencki, Jill Williams, Scott and Revonda Pecze, Nancy and Dave Strauser, Joe Tellier, Sonny Wilburn and Cookie McLoda.
The title sponsor of the event was Orthopaedic Associates. Cookie McLoda from Parson’s Insurance was the food sponsor, Amherst Animal Hospital was the dog division sponsor. John Schaeffer from North Ohio Heart and Ziggy’s Pub also sponsored the event. Gatorade and PROPEL gave out free drinks and food to the runners and the Lorain County Board of Health gave away free bike lights to the crowd. All proceeds go towards RunAmherst.com, which organizes running events throughout the year to promote healthy, active lifestyles in the Amherst Community. Thanks to Mr. Dean Lowe, who took over 1,000 free pictures of the event that can be found on www.RunAmherst.com!