Island’s Sizzler attracts record crowd

Published: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 09:30 AM.

In the end, Sarah edged out her dad, by seven seconds, running a 25;15., while Rose, with a 43:26, finished just ahead of Paul, 12-years her junior, to finish in 256th place.

Winning the Fun Run, was Franklin County Middle Schooler Matthew Turner, who ran it in 7:24, nine seconds ahead of 11-year-old Samantha Woolcock, from Oil City, Penn. She beat her brother and two cousins, who are also on vacation.

John’s Run-Walk Shop once again handled timekeeping duties, while Fulmer handled the decorated oyster medallions that participants won, and Ann Eason the ceramic plates for the top winners.

The crowd of runners at Lighthouse Park proved to be so large that they used up the race’s allotment of dinner tickets, a testament to the race’s growing popularity as it enters it 16th year.

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