BWW Review: 2017 Flying Feather Four Miler - Bonding Family, Fitness and Fun on Thanksgiving
The 11th annual Flying Feather Four Miler was once again held on Thanksgiving Day at The Club at Corazón in Dublin, Ohio where 4,000 runners and walkers started their day off with fitness and fun on what is typically a day of gluttony. Why, you ask? Well, if the gigantic finisher's medals, hat, gloves, and hoodie weren't enough, each participant also received a bottle of wine courtesy of Villa Pozzi (for runners 21 and older). Kids aged 10 and under were also encouraged to participate by doing the short Gobbler Chase and earning a finisher's medal and a "Hog Mollies" book courtesy of the Second & 7 Foundation.
The course started at The Club at Corazón, then toured the quaint neighborhoods of Dublin, through the beautiful Glacier Ridge Metro Park, and looped around back to the Club to finish. The route was wide to avoid runner congestion, and markers were posted at every mile. Water was handed out around mile 2 by the awesome volunteers who are always top-notch at all M3S Sports events. Former Buckeyes Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller and more were also in attendance and participated in the race.
A great course and seasonal temps made for a perfect day of running. The Flying Feather has been recognized by Runner's World as one of the Top 6 Thanksgiving Day races in the country. While many people use this holiday as an excuse for inactivity and overindulgence, at least 4,000 strapped up their shoes and made a new family tradition of fitness and fun.<
Top 3 male finishers were Kellen Posacki (21:12), Kevin Hall (21:54), and Andrew Davidson (22:07). Top 3 females included Delayney Stoner (24:48), Erin Riley (25:24), and Emily Weisbard (25:29).
Congrats to all the finishers! To see your official results, click HERE.
For more information on the Flying Feather Four Miler, visit: http://www.theflyingfeather.com/
Next up is the Jingle Bell Run on December 2. To register or volunteer, visit: http://www.jbr.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1173234
About the Official Benefiting Charity: The 2nd & 7 Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio whose mission is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward. Started in 1999 by three former Ohio State University football players, Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller and Mike Vrabel, The 2nd & 7 Foundation connects student-athletes with 2nd graders to promote reading and provide books for each child. In the past 18 years, The 2nd & 7 Foundation has given out over 200,000 books in 19 states by partnering with 96 universities and high schools. Learn more about how you can get involved at www.secondandseven.com. #READERSANDLEADERS