On December 22 more than 1700 runners, walkers, and canine pals braved the first snowfall of the season to compete in the 2017 Donut 5K. For the first time in Carmel Road Racing Group (owners of the race) history a CRRG race was closed two days before the event. The event was originally scheduled for 1500 athletes, but the last week of registration saw a huge surge in sign-ups. The start-finish line was in the CRC west parking lot.
Activities included 8000 Jack’s Donuts donut holes, beer garden, DJ, exhibitors’ hall, and doggie prizes. CRC had a demonstration court for pickleball.
Save-the-date: Sat, Dec 21, 2019 for next Donut 5K.
CRC member Sandra Haugo braved the cold and completed the course while Stacey Harmon came to cheer on friends from Wisconsin. The CRC staff liaison to the Carmel Road Racing Group is Helen Petersen and Vanessa McGibbon makes certain members and racers are aware of the changes at CRC on race day.
Sandra Haugo Stacey Harmon (r) and friend Helen Petersen (l) and Vanessa McGibbon