Remembering Maggie Browne with Maggie’s Mile
The Cape community will come together Friday evening, Aug. 12, for the second running of the Maggie’s Mile. The event is named after the late Maggie Browne, taken from our close-knit community at the beach far too soon, and it will feature mile races from the 8 & under Little Mags to the 60 & over Ultra Grand Masters. The first 120 registered runners will receive a custom Cape Colors sling bag. Registration will open at 5:30 p.m., with the first race going off at 7 p.m. For more information and to get registered, go to seashorestriders.com.
Three days and 60 miles
It's a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Local Roxanne Sordi, who happens to be my neighbor, is training hard for the event, which will take place in Chicago in mid-September. According to the Susan G. Komen website: “The route is fully supported by an experienced and energetic crew who will keep you safe and cheer to you the finish line! Bring your favorite water bottle, your walking shoes and an open heart. The walk will take in the beauty of Chicagoland’s tree-lined suburban streets, highlights of downtown, historic architecture and more of what makes Chicago the city second to none! We do it for ourselves, our sisters, mothers, fathers, daughters and friends. Because we can't sit idly by watching while breast cancer still exists in the world. Over the past 18 years, we've raised more than $863 million to save lives, support community programs and make huge strides in breast cancer research. The Susan G. Komen 3‑Day is an experience you’ll never forget. It’s why our walkers come back year after year to recommit their time and energy to put an end to breast cancer once and for all.” Good luck to local Rox!
Run for JJ 5K
Join the Seashore Striders for one of the oldest 5K races in the Nation’s Summer Capital – the 25th Run for JJ 5K. The 11th event in the popular Seashore Strider Championship Series, this year's event will be held Sunday, Aug. 14. The Run for JJ 5K, in memory of former Rehoboth Beach Patrol lifeguard JJ Stein III, is a great event with proceeds going toward the JJ Stein Foundation. The late Jay Stein was instrumental in putting up prize money in the late ’90s and early 2000s to bring in foreign runners with a goal of setting the state 5K record. In 2007, the record of 13:52 was established by Kenyan Nelson Kiplagat in a race that found two Kenyans and two Ethiopians together at the two-mile mark. A final mile in 4:25 allowed Kiplagat to pull away, crossing the line and setting the standard that still stands to this day. Jay Stein was smiling ear to ear when Kiplagat crossed the line. To register for the event, go to www.seashorestriders.com.
Jake Bamforth tackled his first half ironman, the Boulder 70.3, last Saturday, finishing 23rd among the pro field and 51st overall in the race in a time of 4:26:33. A great 1.2-mile swim of 27:42 put him in the top 10 early in the race. A hilly bike of 56 miles in 2:20:53 put him in 20th place. Finishing up with a half marathon in 1:35:30 dropped him to 23rd in the field. “It was a great experience, but I was not prepared for the bike, and I needed more training on the bike. It was hot, humid and hilly, so conditions were tough in the race,” said Jake.