5th Annual Back to the Beach Walk/Run

Back to the Beach Festival Race Results

Friday, May 29, 2009, 7:00 PM
Laketown, Kenner, LA
Race Director: Chuck George, New Orleans Track Club

The Back to the Beach Festival Race was held on the Lake Pontchartrain jogging pathway in Kenner, near the festival grounds. A field of approx. 400 participated in the Half-Mile and 2 Mile races. The 2 Mile was won by Zachary Shuler in 10:20 and Santilla Victorian in 12:20. Post-race festivities inside the festival grounds featured Rockin Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters followed by the Bucktown All-Stars. Proceeds benefit the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

Note: Due to a course turn error the Half-Mile course was actually about 0.45 miles long.

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2 Mile Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTime FemaleAgeTime
Overall
1 Zachary Shuler2310:20 Santilla Victorian3312:20
Overall Masters
1 Doug Holmes4110:44 Laura Eheier4015:08
Overall Grandmasters
1 J.J. Waguespack5012:32 Sue Rice5015:30
Overall Seniors
1 Harry Schreiffer6215:06 Harriett Soigner6424:27
Overall Racewalkers
1 Jose Villalta5219:33 Pat Driscoll5521:18

Half-Mile Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTime FemaleAgeTime
Overall Open
1 Randall Accardo441:47 Jennifer Brizzolara292:27
2 Brandon Ferrari201:57 Heather Braase282:56
3 Joey Decorte122:12 Janice Zitzmann523:03

Questions or comments about these results? Contact results@runNOTC.org.

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Photos by Mary Stadler. Kids are ready to run! Randall Accardo wins the Half-Mile race. Half-Mile finishers. Start of 2 Mile race. Ronnie Palozzotta, race day volunteer. Namon and Mario hold finish line tape for overall 2 Mile winner Zach Shuler. Drew Baldwin finishes fast! Fritz Metzinger. Santilla Victorian. Happy finishers. Ben Elder and Harry Schrieffer finish. Carlton Dufrechou. Happy Finishers. Half-Mile award winners on stage. 2 Mile award winners on stage.
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Photos by Mary Stadler.