Leo McCarthy of Kauai finished as the first place male overall in the 10th annual St. Theresa’s Sunset Run and was presented with the coveted Kauai Mayor’s Trophy Mayor Brian Baptiste on April 26.
Heide Bruchner of Chapel Hill, NC finished as the first place female overall. Her finish earned her the coveted Kauai County Council Trophy, which waspresented by Race Director John Glover.
A field of 72 runners participated, tying last year’s record for the run. The runners this year were from Oahu, five mainland states, and all over Kauai.
All participants received a ribbon for placing in their age group or a participant ribbon. A random drawing was held as part of the awards ceremony with prizes awarded from many generous donors to the St. Theresa’s Carnival.
The St. Theresa’s Sunset Run has been held as part of the St. Theresa’s Carnival since 1994 and has been organized by John Glover of Kalaheo along with dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. The inaugural St. Theresa’s Run was organized by Clay Glover, while still a Junior at Waimea High in 1993 and 94. This years enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers included Sarah Poteete of Waimea, Rob and Carrie Fry of Kekaha, Lynn Moore of Kekaha, John and Becky Morehead of Lawai, Lisa Davalos of Waimea, Bobby Menks of Hanapepe, and Karen Glover of Kalaheo.
Special recognition this year was given to Jeanine Torrance from PMRF who wrote software for electronic tabulation of race results within minutes of race completion saving participants and volunteers over an hour after the race.
The run, one of the few on Kauai, would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers.