CSSC Swimmers, Coaches and Parents to Participate in the 2017 Race For Women’s Wellness in Coral Springs
- Published: Saturday, 11 February 2017 12:01
- Written by Victoria (Admin)
For the fifth year in a row, swimmers, coaches and parents of the Coral Springs Swim Club, will participate in the Coral Springs Half-Marathon and Race For Women's Wellness 5K Run/Walk that will take place on Saturday, March 25. Proceeds will benefit the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund to provide free screening mammograms to women who otherwise would not be able to afford them.
Runners start the Race for Women’s Wellness Half Marathon course at the Coral Springs Tennis Center on SportsPlex Drive, along the edge of the Everglades Wildlife Management Area. From there, this very fast and flat route winds through a series of residential neighborhoods, and past the Coral Square Mall and the TPC Eagle Trace Golf Club, before bringing runners in to the finish line at Westchester Elementary School on Royal Palm Boulevard. The half marathon will start at 6:00 am and the 5K Race at 7:30 am. Participants must be at least 12 years old to compete in the half marathon and able to finish in 4 hours (an 18 minute/mile pace). The 5K race is open to all ages.
“CSSC swimmers always have so much fun in this event,” said Danica Schimansky, President of CSSC Board of Directors. “Our team has been the largest team participating in this race for four years in a row,” she added. Last year, four CSSC parents ran the half- marathon, including Mitch Dworet who placed 6th for his age group with a time of 1:58.53.897, Annika Dworet who placed 24th and finished at 2:21:54.00, Alfie Trimble who came in 23rd finishing in 2:27.14.927, and Barbara Brewington who placed 17th in her age group with a finish time of 3:11.21.733.
CSSC swimmers proved that their skills extend to dry land as well as in the water. The 5k top finishers include Julie Mason (14) with a 1st place victory at 24:08.667, Tyler Armbruster (9) 2nd place at 26:34.133, Brian Gonzalez (12) and Delaney Biro (14) both with 2nd place finishes in their age group with respective times of 23:34.117 and 24:19.543, Connor Marks (13) with a 3rd place finish at 24:05.767, and Nicholas Dworet (16) also with a 3rd place finish at 21:39.370.
Three CSSC parents, and one grandparent, ran the 5K and placed in the top three for their age group. Linda Candido placed first at 33:43.313, Mark McCormick placed 2nd at 26:17.103, and Wendy Armbruster placed 3rd at 27:30.230. They were joined by 3 CSSC Coaches; Coach Bar, Coach Jessica and Coach Emma all participated in the 5K as well.
CSSC also supported the race by running the 2nd water station. Danica Schimansky, Carly Brewington, Linda Johnson and Kendra Marks had a good time providing water to runners and cheering on all the CSSC participants.
There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION and to get the CSSC discount rate, registration forms must be turned in by Saturday, March 11 at the front office of the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex. The CSSC discount applies to all swimmers, siblings, parents, relatives and friends. All participants will be receiving Finisher medals, and Dri-fit T-shirts.
Please note that this year's Team BBQ will take place on Saturday, April 1st (and NOT following the Race for Women's Wellness). More details to be announced soon.
To volunteer at Second Aid and Water Station call 954-592-2610.
For more information about the race, click here.
For the registration form, please click here