Sunday’s Cove To Clover Race Raised Around $35K; Link To Results

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Sunday’s second annual Cove to Clover 5k fundraiser race for the Highline Area Food Bank and Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence raised “around $35,000,” according to race organizer John Nelson.

To put this in perspective, last year’s inaugural race brought in $12,000, which, at the time, was a “huge surprise,” according to Mike Werle, Executive Director of the food bank.

Some interesting anecdotes about the race itself:

  • The first Unicyclist to ever complete the course was Kevin Williams.

    Unicyclist Kevin Williams rolls up Snake Hill.

  • The oldest runner was Clyde Sparks, 74, of Normandy Park.
  • Four 69-year olds also finished:
    • Robb Shirley, Seattle
    • Jack Freeman, Seattle
    • Penney Hall, Normandy Park
    • Jan Drago, Seattle – King County Councilmember who fired the starting gun in Normandy Park!
  • There was a four-way tie for youngest, registered at Age “0” (we’re pretty sure these kids were all in strollers, so thanks Moms!):
    • Phyllis Ahlerdice, of Seattle
    • Anuraag Sanga, of Burien
    • Yvetti Garcia, of Burien
    • Karen Hartrig, of Seahurst

Over 1,000 runners were registered for the race, and here’s a link to the results, which are searchable:

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3 Responses to “Sunday’s Cove To Clover Race Raised Around $35K; Link To Results”
  1. Other notables who ran (that we happen to know about):
    Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Councilmember
    Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecutor

  2. Chuck says:

    It was just a great event for the community and helped out folks who really need help from our community. Kudos to John Nelson and the many people who worked so hard to put it all together. Starting to feel like a real community around here.

  3. Jasmine says:

    IT was a very hard race but at the end i was happy my friends and i did it because we got to have fun and hit each other with BAGETTE’S we also had fun with trying to go up the incline,plus this random dude gave me a random hat. All in all it was a awesome day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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