This Saturday night the place to be is on the streets of Crystal City, where a solid contingent of GRCers will race the Crystal City Twilighter 5K. The Pacers race, which boasts a fun team competition, has become one of the highlights of summer racing.
Katie, Shauneen, and Mary Grace are running for the women. Katie is fresh off her very strong GRC debut (last week’s 5:13 mile at the DCRRC mile championship) and ready to run a fast road 5K. Shauneen is also in good shape, and Coach Jerry says Katie and Shauneen will be a strong 1-2 punch. Mary Grace is ready to punch goodbye to injury and is excited to get back to running after recovering from a torn ACL.
The men’s crew includes Phil, Stewart, Tom, Dave O, Breezy, Charlie, Pat K, Zak, and Chris Van Es. Of special note is Chris, who is making his GRC debut. While training for the 2010 New York City Marathon and raising money for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Chris was diagnosed with cancer himself. He ran the race despite the treatment and, following his recovery, has set a steady progression of PRs. Saturday will be just the beginning of an inspirational GRC career.