The 10th annual Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5K to benefit Delaware Special Olympics attracted 250 runners, all happy that Hurricane Sandy didn’t make a left turn and pay a visit.
The Galiano family from northern Virginia cleaned up the hardware as 14-year-old Eli won the race in 17:48; his older sister Christina, 17, won the women’s race in 19:46 and their mom, Daphine, 51, won her age group in 26:39.
Eli, a freshman, and Christina, a senior at James Madison High School, are each the third person on the school's cross-country teams, but neither spoke in the third person.
Eli said he will run spring track only if he gets cut from the baseball team; when asked if he’s a frustrated shortstop trapped in a runner's body, he laughed, ”How did you know?”
The Sea Colony staff puts on one of the best races on the entire circuit, with plaques for special athletes who complete the course, lots of post-game raffle prizes and an understanding of runners evidenced by plenty of post-race pizza.
Helen Morrow, 42, was the women’s masters winner in 22:14 while Lindsay Rambo, 10, of Lewes, won her age group in 25:09. Jen Rambo, 42, won her age group in 26:06
Chris Stanley, 43, of Fruitland, Md. won the male masters in 19:09. Jack “Endless Summer” Powell, 61, won his age group in 23:10.