2012 Duathlon, 5K and Community Walk

The weather had been extremely hot before race day but we were pleasantly surprised with an overcast day and a good day for racing. There were 119 pre-registered participants and approximately 40 more registered on the day of race. Participants ranged in ages from 3 years old to 60 years old. Yes I said 3 years old. It was his first event. His mom ran the first 3.1 miles, his dad biked the 12 miles and then mom ran beside him as he ran the 2 miles of the last leg of the duathlon. The duathlon began at 9:00 and the 5K at 10:00. An awards ceremony followed the competition with plaques and prizes for top winners. All children 15 years old and under received ribbons and medals for their participation in the day’s events.

Participants who brought donations to help Western PA CARES for Kids Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit agency working to stop child abuse one child at a time, were eligible for prizes provided by our generous corporate and gold sponsors. Those who brought $75.00 or more were eligible for grand prizes and those with less than $75.00 were eligible for door prizes. Many participants worked hard to bring in large donations. Our top donation was $2,855.00 brought in by Julie Wolfe and the next largest amount was $960.00 brought in by Jill Stephens. We are extremely grateful to all of our participants, volunteers, gold sponsors and corporate sponsors for a very successful event. Finish times are available at http://www.smileymiles.com.

Thank you all for making our event a tremendous success. Over $20,000.00 was raised to help us continue to lessen the trauma children who are abused experience through a coordinated child friendly approach.

Mark your calendars for next year. Our race event is the third Saturday in July at station 2 at Cook Forest State Park.

Hope to see you all next year!

Pat Berger
Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer


Race photos and order form.


5k Results
Duathlon Individual Results
Duathlon Team Results

2012 Super Special Sponsors

Brownlee Lumber
First Baptist Church DuBois
Forsyth Drilling Inc.
Jeffrey D. Burkett
John Prushnok
Kelly Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Macbeth’s Cabins
Sarvey Insurance
Shiloh Resort
William & Debbie Bailey

2012 Corporate Sponsors

ABC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Inc.
Attorney Bob Hanak
Bernard Snyder Funeral Home
Brenda Schumaker Funeral Home
Campbell & Burns
C.E. Nelson Building & Remodeling
Center Hill Community Church
Craig & Stasia Coon
Doug & Missi Hess
Dr. Rice & Dr. Hewit
Ed Nelson Realty
Ferraro, Kruk & Ferraro
Finders Keepers
First Commonwealth Bank
G&C Coal Analysis Laboratory Inc.
Handyside Solar
Jarco Distributing Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Brookville
Marion Center Bank Punxsutawney
Matson Insurance Company
Primary Care Associates
Ron Berger
Rosebud Mining
S&T Bank Brookville
Seneca Resources
Store All
The Forest Nook
The Taylor Law Firm
Tuning Accounting
Whiteman Transportation
William & Carol Hawthorne
Williams Sanitation
Zion Baptist Church
Hammer Nutrition
Road ID

2012 “Care”ing Sponsors

Antiques at Fern Hollow
The Altoona Curve
Brookville Sheetz
Casey Bowers
Christian Book & Gift Store
Cook Forest Fun Park
CNB Bank
C.S.A. & Company
Culligan Water
Defelice Lumber
DelGrosso’s Amusement Park
Eric Shuey
Farmers Inn
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4454
Holmes Safety Association
Marienville State Police
Marion Center Bank
Marti’s Hair Fashions
Mike’s Super Market
Paul Beatty Jewelers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Steelers
Plylers Restaurant
Punxsutawney React
Punxsutawney Wal-Mart
Rich Martin
Rick and Cheryl Rowles
Roseville Independent Chapel
Sue Gomola
The Fraternal Order of Eagle #983 Auxiliary
The Pale Whale
United Electric
Wampum Hardware Co.