The 2009 Spring Classic Run began and finished in the north part of Cape's West Park Mall parking area with Mid-America Rehab acting as a major sponsor for the race. The morning started off rainy and in the low 40's temperature-wise. Fortunately, the rain stopped just before lining up for the start of this 3.30 mile route. This year's race included a nasty uphill run up Blattner Drive during the 2nd mile. People going out a little fast in the first mile often "pay the price" and even the most seasoned, trained runners find this part of the course challenging. The race concludes with a run around the perimeter of the mall and finishes near Mid-America Rehab.
Cape Roadrunners provided the timing for this race. Post-race amenities included all-you-could-eat pulled-pork burgers. They were tasty.
Overall female/male winners were Lora Coots in 25:16 and Kevin Hammes with an 18:59 finish time.
15 & Under: Male: William Zoughaib- 22:15
20-24: Male: Joshua Lester-20:33////////////Female: Stacy Dohogne- 31:10
25-29: Male: ---- ///////////////////Female: Jennifer Maroscher- 27:16
30-34: Male: Taylor Vaughan-22:19/////////Female: Rachel Zahner- 26:29
35-39: Male: ---- ////////////////Female: Chellie Jannin- 26:18
40-44: Male: Tomoaki Nomi- 22:02/////////Female: ----
45-49: Male: Steve Schmittzehe-21:43//////Female: Paula Castleman- 27:01
50-54: Male: Paul Mell- 21:32//////////////////Female: Becky Myracle- 32:18
55-59: Male: Mitch Gerber- 34:39
60-64: Male: Hugh Hammond- 37:34
65-69: Male: Ron Ruminer- 33:43
70+: Male: Peter Blums- 28:22