Mark your calendars: The 2015 Golden Helix 5k race will start with a BOOM at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31st.
We will have 3 "best costume" awards this year, so wear your Halloween costume!
Race Photo Highlights:
Volunteers from the TTU Department of Chemistry, the TTU Drumline, and TTU Dance Team all worked well together to prepare for the race start.
Race starts with an explosion provided by Dr. Dan Swartling. Professional Chip Timing provided by TN Race Timing.
A few minutes later...
TTU Awesome Eagle encouraging 17 year old George Sampley toward a 1st Place overall finish time of 18 min 54.6 sec (a 6 min 5 sec pace per mile)!
Congratulations to 1st place female winner and 2nd place overall winner
Mary-Ellen Parsons with a new PR of 19 min 50 sec
(a 6 min 23 sec pace per mile)!
Special Stroller Division:
Pete (and Nicole) Ziegler finish strong with a time of 25 min 54.5 sec and this year's title of STROLLER CHAMP (1st male to finish pushing a stroller). In a close second place finish, Ben (and Jordan) Coonce finished with a time of 27 min 35.2 sec. Not far behind them was Cookeville Mayor Matt Swallow's family with a time of 30 min 26.4 sec in 3rd place in the stroller division. This performance earned Matt's wife, Kelly, the well-deserved title of STROLLER QUEEN as the first female to cross the finish line pushing a stroller.
Direct link to Action Photo Album
Direct link to Awards Ceremony Album