Family Fun Race attracts 55 participants to Camden Snow BowlEvent is fundraiser for Ragged Mountain Ski Club
Camden — It was a sight to behold on Sunday, Jan. 20 as 55 participants raced, in warm temperatures, through a maze of obstacles on the Foxy trail during the Camden Snow Bowl’s annual Family Fun Race.
The fundraiser for the Ragged Mountain Ski Club was as much a spectacle for the cheering supporters as it was for racers, who showed up in all manner of costumes and negotiated the obstacles atop the “Coaches Knoll.”
During the first run, a limbo element was set across one of the gates. While smaller participants skiing under the limbo pole had the advantage each racer had to negotiate an uphill turnaround and a mine field of colorful “brushies," which forced everyone to lose built up momentum.
Snow Bowl race director Chris Christie did a masterful job setting up a course that will not soon be forgotten.
During the second run the limbo element was replaced by a forest of helium balloons attached to small numbered sand bags, each of which corresponded to a prize.
While times were kept the emphasis for the event was placed on fun and family.
The results included:
Fastest men — 1, Will Galloway; 2, Paul Rogers; and 3, Aiden Roberts.
Fastest women — 1, Ella Simon; 2, Samantha Zwecker; and 3, Zoe Zwecker.
Family teams — 1, Team Galloway; 2, Team Roberts; and 3, Team King.
Best dressed men — 1, Hugh Levitt; 2, Caellen Roberts; and 3, Aiden Manahan.
Best dressed women — 1, Isabelle Manahan; 2, Nadie King; and 3, Samantha Zwecker.
The Clean Sweep Award (for the second greatest accumulated time) — Toren Lee.
Jennifer Martin was the recipient of the Jeff Kuller Spirit Award, which goes to the person who best exemplifies the qualities that made Kuller, our beloved friend, such a powerful influence, said Christie. The attributes looked for included selfless hard work and the creative ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Martin's behind-the-scenes volunteer efforts made this year's race not just possible but took the fun part of the race to a whole new level, Christie said.
The ski club is an important supporter of the Snow Bowl, the race programs, the fourth-grade learn-to-ski program and skiing in general, Christie said.
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