Submitted by Steven Detweiler Scholarship Recipients, Georganne Watson and Kelly Griffin
We raced the St. Petersburgh half marathon on Sunday, November 19th in downtown St. Pete. It was part of the St. Pete Run Fest that was held throughout the whole weekend which also included a 5k, half marathon relay and kids races. The race began at 7:00am and the course took us through historic neighborhoods of downtown St. Pete, through Tropicana Field and finished on the scenic waterfront. The flat course was helpful on a humid and sunny morning. The evening prior to the race we were able to get our families together for a pre-race dinner in downtown St. Pete. As you can imagine there was a lot of spectator planning for our husbands and families, which payed off as they were able to see and cheer for us several times throughout the race. Kelly debuted her first half marathon with an impressive 3rd overall female finish with a time of 1:23.39 (6:24 per mile pace). Georganne was just behind as the 4th place overall female finisher with a time of 1:25.52 (6:34 per mile pace).