Saturday, October 21, 2017

And the winner is...Scottsdale!

By Joan Hadac
Editor and Publisher
Southwest Chicago Post

When I heard that a small group of determined people in the
Scottsdale neighborhood were struggling with their first-ever attempt to organize a charity 5K run/walk, I thought well, even if they attract 30 or 40 participants--hey, it's a decent start, something to build on.

Well, the first-ever Scottsdale 5K trick or Trot Walk and Run went off today at 83rd and Kostner, starting and ending at the St. Bede Parish grounds.

But it wasn't 30 or 40 people. Some 105 men, women and children had registered in advance, bolstered by about 20 day-of registrants.

Impressive, I'd say!

Congratulations to the winner, Scottsdale resident Tim Cummings--as well as everyone else who ran or walked (or even pedaled, as two women did).

Congrats and thanks, as well, to event chairman Jason Huff and all those who volunteered their time, talent, brains and brawn. You make St. Bede Parish and the Scottsdale neighborhood one of the best places in Chicago!

Thanks, too, to 18th Ward Alderman Derrick Curtis, who was there at the start of the event, even though he was feeling under the weather. He left a bit early, so he's not in the photos we shot, but he was there when it counted. That's leadership...

In no particular order, here are some photos we shot at the event. Enjoy...

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