Thursday, October 16, 2014

Double Take at Wesley Forest

Forty people participated in the Wesley Forest Double Take event.

By Emily Sliski and Anne Horton

The first Wesley Forest Double Take, a fundraising run held on September 27, was a great success. There were some awesome runners, amazing volunteers, perfect weather, and beautiful fall colors.

Five states were represented among the 40 runners who raised just over $2,000 for Wesley Forest camper scholarships and even registered a camper for 2015 summer camp.

The Double Take included a 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer route. Participants had the option of signing up for 5k, 10k, or both. Many runners took on the Double Take challenge and ran both routes.

Those who came out on top for the 5k were Jennifer Tims and Steven May. Those who took home the Double Take first place trophies were D.D. Shea and James Myers. How cool is it that all of those just mentioned were either Wesley Forest summer staff members or volunteer counselors this past summer.

Unique handmade trophies were given to the winners of all the races.

There were a few folks who chose to walk a 1.4 mile route who enjoyed conversation, nature, and a relaxing, slow-paced experience. They were all winners.

This was such a wonderful experience that we will be making it an annual event. We have some big things planned for the run next fall. Mark your calendars for September 26, 2015, and come out to the second Wesley Forest Double Take. See you there.

Jennifer Tims and Melanie Weidner came first and second respectively in the 5K race at Wesley Forest. Both ladies were summer staff at Wesley Forest in 2014.

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