v. VI: October 6, 2013
The 6th annual Readers on the Run! This fun 5-kilometer footrace, poetry composition contest, and fundraiser for the John Trigg Ester Library is held every year during Alaska Book Week, on the first or second weekend of October. This year’s sponsors included Beaver Sports, the Blue Loon, Goldstream Sports, Rosie Creek Farm, and Taylor’s Gold-n-Stones. Check out photos from last year here!
Ian Herriot dressed as a gold miner / Felix Pedro was one of our prize winners, and the group prize went to the foxes, including Lauren and her child and Lisa Baraff. Judge “Bribe Me” Corey DiRitigliano literally shone in his gold pants and braid (but he didn’t get a prize).
There were five winners in the poetry contest. Judges included Jonathan Britton, Deirdre Helfferich, Jackie Stormer, and guest judge UAF visiting professor Sean Hill. The winners were:
#2, by runner 257, Kaithryn Ott (a.k.a. the Freudian Slip)
#4, by runner 119, Darcy Misel
#5, by runner 259, Vanessa Stevens (a.k.a. the Green Lantern)
- Christie Shell, #121, 31:10
- Molly Rettig, #235, 32:00
- Vanessa Stevens, #259