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Indianapolis Monumental Marathon & Half-Marathon- November 1, 2014
The morning of November 1st was a very cold and windy day in downtown Indianapolis, but that didn't stop thousands of runners and walkers from coming out to participate in the running of the 7th annual Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half-marathon. Despite the cold temperatures, the race was a great success! The sights and sounds of the Monumental Marathon and Half-Marathon are very memorable for not only the participants, but for their family and friends, as well. In total, 11,293 participants finished the marathon, half-marathon, and 5K.
For the marathon, the men's winner was 27 year old and Kentucky native, Michael Eaton, who completed the race in 2:19:48. The women's overall winner was Alana Hadley from North Carolina. Hadley, who is just 17 years of age, set a course record by blazing the 26.2 mile distance in 2:38:33! In the half-marathon, hometown man Tom Anderson, ran 1:04:26, while Alisha Williams of Colorado Springs won on the womens' side in 1:12:38!
There were dozens of amazing stories from this year's race. Mike Fremont, from Cincinnati, Ohio, set a world record in the marathon for the 92 year old age division by running a 3:19:30! And just as amazing and inspiring was Hailey Danisewicz, who broke the world record for female above the knee amputees when she finished in 4:25:28. Amazing!
It is safe to say that this year's Monumental Marathon and Half-Marathon was one of the coolest events of the year in Indianapolis to see. A big thank you goes out to all of the people who made this race possible! We are already looking forward to next year's event and want to make it even more special!
17-year old Alana Hadley set the marathon course record in 2:38:33.
92-year old, Mike Fremont, set a world-record for his age in the marathon. Image by MarathonFoto.
Hailey Danisewicz set a world-record in the marathon for below the knee amputees. Image by MarathonFoto.
Dragstrip Dash - October 25, 2014
Racers took to the track at Lucas Oil Raceway on Saturday for some blazing times, but these racers were on foot! Over 200 competitors came out to the track for their choice of either a 5K or 10K. We couldn't have asked for better weather!
Avon High School swept the Top 3 places on the mens' side of the 5K. First place was Eli Goddard, in a time of 17:19. Second place was his teammate, Thomas Rank, at 18:50. And in third place was Samual Heath, who ran 19:21. Total Avon domination!
For the womens' 5K, Mariah Judy was the winner in a time of 25:03. Next was Becky Gramer in 25:03. And the third place female runner was Anna Rangel, who ran the 3.1 mile course in 25:11.
For the 10K, our mens' and women's winers were Kyle Orender and Erin Toothman. They ran 35:30 and 39:25, respectively! Nice job to all of our competitors!
Fright Night: The Run - October 24, 2014
To say that this year's Fright Night: The Run had some memorable costumes would be an understatement. Pictured above are the winners of the costume contest. Who could have ever thought of being a leaf blower and leaves!?!
These two in their Hazmat suits were a different kind of "scary"!
Just in time for Dumb and Dumber To!
The Addams Family made an appearance!
Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon and 5K - October 18, 2014
On Saturday, October 18, the 3rd Annual Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon and 5 took place. Winners for the mens' and womens' half-marathon were Arturs Bareikis and Laurah Lukin. The 5K was won by Eric Penington for the men and Stephanie Good for the women. Overall, there were 2,034 participants this year!
Here are your top 3 men and women for the 2014 Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon
Laurah Lukin (1st), Arturs Bareikis (1st), Bennett Marsh (2nd), Thomas Hall (3rd), Emily Wagoner (2nd) and Katherine Manion (3rd)
OktoberFast - October 11. 2014
The Tuxedo Brother's second event of the day, Germanfest, is an incredibly fun time of the year in Indianapolis. Thousands of visitors showed up for the festivities on Saturday! The event, which took place at the Rathskellar in downtown Indianapolis, had tons of activity going on that was a treat for anyone who was there. These events included the ever-popular weinerdog races, a strong-man competition, a yodeling contest, beer games, and of course, a 5K race!
There were over 300 runners and walkers competing along the chilly course this year, and that number included tons of people decked out in authentic (or what looked like authentic) German attire. The winners for the race were Dan Cripe for the men and Kris Gouty for the females. Dan finished the 5K course in 17:52, while Kris ran 21:55.
Most of the competitors stuck around to join in on the fun at the biergarten outside of the Rathskellar. Age-group awards were given out on the stage by race director and Tuxedo Brothers owner, Don Carr. Winners received a special OktoberFast 5K Root Beer. Some of our winners thought it was real beer... Maybe next year!!
Spotlight on Nursing - October 11, 2014
The Spotlight on Nursing 5K & 10K, which was the first event of the day for the Tuxedo Brothers crew, was the beginning to an awesome morning for our competitors. The race, which started and finished at the north end of the Canal in Indianapolis, was run and walked by over 200 competitors. The Spotlight on Nursing is presented by IU Health and it's proceeds benefit undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Since 2002, the race has raised over $443,000 in scholarships for these students!
As for the race, it made for a very packed Canal sidewalk for about an hour. Crossing the finish line first in the 5K was Denny Priest. Priest, 60 and from Indianapolis, ran 19:29. Mariah Judy, age 13 and also from Indianapolis, ran a fast time for the womens' side when she crossed in 21:51. In the 10K, Chris Galloway of McCordsville, beat out almost 100 other runners when he won with a time of 36:36. And roughly 10 minutes later the first female, Sarah Awe of Indianapolis, crossed the finish line with a time of 46:29. Great job to all of our other competitors, as well!
Beyond the Badge - September 21, 2014
Beyond the Badge is one of the Tuxedo Brothers' favorite events of the year. With proceeds benefiting the Jason Baker Public Safety Scholarship Fund, the 13th annual race at Crown Hill Cemetery had a great turnout again this year. Almost 500 runners and walkers came out to show their support for those who have fallen in the line of duty. The event included a competitive 5K, a 5K team competition, and even a 1.5 mile family stroll.
Talk to any spectators and they will say what a great day it was for a race like this. Talk to any of the runners and walkers who did the competitive 5K and they will probably mention "The Hill", which is the highest point in Marion County at 842 feet. The climb to the top is just as daunting as anyone would imagine. Make it to the top, though, and you will have one of the most spectacular views in all of Indianapolis.
The winners of the 5K race were Dustin Spanbauer for the males and Katy White for the females. Dustin ran the race in a very quick time of 15:46 and Katy cruised the course to the tune of 19:26. Great day for these individuals! As far as the teams go, the Pike Fire Department took home first place with an overall time of 1:22:14. Competing for PFD was Martin Wilkey, Joe Burton, Greg Lanham and Mike Minichiello. Nice job, gentelmen!
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