May 27th, 2019
Nurses and more (!) run for a good cause and more (!!)
Sunday April 27th, 2014
There are apparently a LOT of nurses! Certainly, we at RunRace thought so! And a whole lot of them signed up on race-day morning!! :-)
First-time Race Director and President of the IUN Student Nurses' Association Peter Gallinelli and his staff of volunteers hosted a very nice race for a very good cause. The whole event was put on as a benefit for one of their own: a nurse who can no longer work because of cancer. Not only that, but her husband died and she is now having to raise a family alone. Her name is Lidia Sibakoska. As Peter explained, "Lidia is a widowed mother of four who is medically unable to work, yet has been repeatedly denied Medicaid. This is her THIRD battle with cancer." Apparently she was in remission for awhile, but then the disease came back.
So the IUN (Indiana University Northwest) Nurses on the Run 5K was created with the sole charitable purpose in mind of presenting to Lidia 100% of the proceeds. After it was all over, we heard Peter proclaim what a success the race was and that the check to be presented amounted to well over eight thousand dollars.
Lidia herself was there to accept it, and to thank the large crowd of participants. Truly it was a great run or walk for everyone (nurses and many others) all throughout the pleasant pathways of the Fair Grounds in Crown Point, just a few miles south of downtown and that famous "John Dillinger escaped from here" Court House. The scenery was great, the weather stayed dry (only a little bit chilly and breezy), and everyone appeared to be smiling and having a great time. We felt privileged to be there, timing the participants and taking "snapshots" which you can now see on the very next webpage.
Finish-line photography is another one of those great perks that RunRace's chip-timing service provides. And whereas every chip-timing company can electronically record what registered chips cross any given timing mat--and when--RunRace also tries very hard to "record it on film." This is one reason for asking all participants to wear their bibs on the outside of their clothing--so we can see them!
We can't possibly photograph everyone, but we do try to snap as many participants as we can. And we also offer large, handsome, high-definition original "jpeg" photos (for free!) to anyone that emails and asks us for any in which they appear.
If you click on "View Photos," you'll see all our pictures that were taken, and in the exact order (first to last) as they happened, beginning just before the race started. The original photos are also time-and-date stamped, so that the order of finish at what time of day is preserved. This has proven time and again to be most helpful whenever questions arise as to what bib numbers were worn by whom and when they finished.
We hope you enjoy viewing these photos, and if we can help in any other way, please contact us. Thanks, everyone, for participating in a wonderful event for a very worthwhile cause!!
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