Holiday Cheer in Abundance at JLMC 6th Annual Rudolph’s Reindeer Dash

Holiday Cheer in Abundance at JLMC 6th Annual Rudolph’s Reindeer Dash

Sewall’s Point, FL – Nearly 300 runners dashed through the beautiful neighborhood of Sewall’s Point at the Junior League of Martin County (JLMC) 6th Annual Rudolph’s Reindeer Dash 5k on Saturday, December 6!   The JLMC raised upwards of  $16,000 through this event to support JLMC initiatives that improve our local community.

The family-friendly event featured a 5k run, tot trot, food and drink, vendors, a craft table sponsored by Hulafrog, and fabulous holiday costumes!  Santa also made a brief appearance before heading to the North Pole to pack his sleigh for Christmas Day.

The female 5k winners are as follows:

  • Open Winner – Gayle Conner
  • Masters Winner – Megan Harlan
  • 10 & Under – Teresa Newnham (1), Ashley Dunnuck (2), Katie Hale (3)
  • 11 to 14 – Reese Perretta (1), Lauren Askeland (2), Keren Presutti (3)
  • 15 to 19 – Jayde Boyton (1), Lauren Skinner (2)
  • 20 to 24 – Amanda Morgan (1), Emma Akrawi (2), Danielle Tufano (3)
  • 25 to 29 – Michelle Deedrick (1), Karen Randolph (2), Melissa Dion (3)
  • 30 to 34 – Jenna Benzenhafer (1), Marion Kavoit (2), Christen Youngblood (3)
  • 35 to 39 – Christine Taylor (1), Jamie Dowd (2), Bonnie Mitchell (3)
  • 40 to 44 – Kristen Sweeney (1), Erin Madden (2), Jenny Askeland (3)
  • 45 t o 49 – Catherine Stringer (1), Christina Bryan (2), Stephanie M. Neff (3)
  • 50 to 54 – Maria Kurtis (1), Darla Cederberg (2), Chris Francello (3)
  • 55 to 59 – Gail Simmons (1), Jennifer Knowles (2), Debbi Duffy (3)
  • 60 to 64 – Debbie Thomas (1), Marlene Ryan (2), Donna Clower (3)
  • 70+ – Judy McGrath (1), Dee Stanley (2), Martha Oestreich (3)

The male 5k winners are as follows

  • Open Winner – Luke Walker
  • Masters Winner – Dennis Kurtis
  • 10 & Under – Tyler Decowski (1), Gavin Sumner (2), Cole Andre (3)
  • 11 to 14 – Matthew Grubowski (1), Cane Stringer (2), Luke Hughes-Skinner (3)
  • 15 to 19 – Brandon Stone (1), Timothy Murphy (2)
  • 20 to 24 – Ryan Davidson (1), Neil Zimmerman (2), Jared Buncy (3)
  • 25 to 29 – Kurt Barnhill (1), Josh Steppling (2), Mark Wygant (3)
  • 30 to 34 – Brandon Labar (1), Nicholas Ewen (2), Jeffrey Chandler (3)
  • 35 to 39 – Kevin Johnson (1), Andres Tovar (2), Eric Matthews (3)
  • 40 to 44 – Chris Sweeney (1), Greg Bassett (2), Raymond Smits (3)
  • 45 to 49 – Jorge Fernandes (1), J.T. Byrne (2), Mark Newnham (3)
  • 50 to 54 – Dale Ruby (1), Auggie Sanz (2), Ed Burrows (3)
  • 55 to 59 – Chris Davids (1), Roger Travis (2), Perry Feyk (3)
  • 60 to 64 – Steve Day (1), Don Cuozzo (2)
  • 65 to 69 – James Kirby (1), Dennis Diem (2), Jim Hill (3)
  • 70+ – Roger Rouiller (1), Dennis Jones (2), Robert Ghormley (3)

In the Teams Division, Carrere General Contractors took first place followed by Fast and Flurriest in second, and Fitanista in third.

“By supporting the Reindeer Dash, Junior League of Martin County members are able to improve our local community through a variety of programming,” explained Andrea Poli, president of the Junior League of Martin County.  “We use the funds raised to support projects like the Pizza Garden at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, give a yearly scholarship for young girls at the PACE Center for Girls, provide meals for families staying at Molly’s House, a local hospital hospitality house, and more.”

Thank you to 2014 Reindeer Dash sponsors!  Elf on Shelf sponsors includes Fleet Feet Stuart, Donaldson & Weston Injury Attorneys, Martin Health System/Martin Health Foundation, and the Gordana Uscumlic Foundation.  Jingle Bell Rocker sponsors include PAC Seating Systems, Lively Orthodontics, Treasure Coast Urgent & Family Care, S. Donovan Essen DDS, Romagosa Dermatology Group LLC, STS Aviation Group, Team Parks Inc., Stuart Pediatric Dentistry PA, Harbour Bay Plaza, the Block Family, and European Enterprises Inc.  Santa’s Little Helper sponsors include Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices PA, Crary Buchanan PA Attorneys At Law, J. McLaughlin, CAPTEC Engineering, Women’s Health Specialists, Riverview Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, Back in Action Chiropractic Wellness Center, Visiting Nurses Association of Florida, PI Day 5k, Shape Up & Win 5k, ReMax of Stuart, D-Dey Response Group, and Ampersand Shirt Shack.

About The Junior League of Martin County

The Junior League of Martin County (JLMC) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  To learn more, visit http://www.JLMCFlorida.com or join us on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/JuniorLeagueMC.