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Thank you to everyone who came out for the first ever, Never Say Never Half Marathon! The weather made us a bit worried in the morning but thankfully it turned out to be the perfect running weather and the rain stayed away until after the band left!
Thank you to all our sponsors for help in making this event happen. Thank you to The Aphrodisi-YAK's, Taco Don Chayo and The Rambler. Thank you Chris from Shorthead Brewing and Caleb from the Beir Den, Cowiche Creek Brewing, Tieton Cider Works, Treveri and Fortuity Cellars. Thank you to Steve Weise for letting us borrow your kegerator. Thank you Ohana Shaved Ice and Esmes Sweet Temptations for providing something sweet. Thank you to McIlarth for the delicious apples, bananas, oranges, and peanuts and to Apple King for their yummy apples! Thank you to Gaard Swanson for his mad skills on the mic and Jaina Fielding for singing our National Anthem with all her heart. Thank you to Deanna from BuDu Racing for being our race guru and getting everyone's time recorded and posted. Thank you to Lisa Biddick and Izzy for taking awesome pics all day. Thank you to Marcus Whitman, Mr. Borland at Highland HS, and Highland Community Church for letting us borrow your tables and water jugs. Don Tucker for letting us borrow your very clean garbage cans! Thank you to the Fueling Station for manning Water Station #3. Thank you to Frank Brewer at Tieton City Hall for letting us borrow all your cones and garbage cans and for blocking traffic for our participants. Thank you to the Vineyard Family for letting us hang our sponsor banners on your fence. Thank you to Alicia and Mari for doing an awesome job painting faces. A huge thank you to all our fabulous volunteers who kept our walkers and runners hydrated and safe along the course. Thank you to the Highland HS cheerleaders who directed racers through the alley behind Tieton Square. Thank you to our awesome Davis HS volunteers and cheerleaders who made sure everyone was checked in, taken care of, and cheered on at the finish line. A big thank you to our communication team, N7YRC amateur radio club for keeping everyone safe. Thank you to Zach Sleeper for making sure nobody was attached by a dog! Thank you to the crew at French Canyon Farms for all your hard work setting up and taking down. And last but not least, a ginormous thank you to our families who helped in so many ways! We couldn't have pulled any of this off without you.
We are making lists and taking suggestions on how to make next year even better! Please message us with any comments and thank you to all of you who have already said such wonderfully, kind things. We appreciate all of you!
Nikki and Shelley
On Tuesday, May 10th we got the opportunity to present Davis High School with a check for $2000 and a pink can full of period products! Lindsey Jensen from KNDU did a fabulous story on our donation and our race.
To be honest this was one of the best organized races I have done. The emails prior to the race were extremely detailed, the signage on the course was fantastic, the volunteers were great and the after party was awesome. My son and wife really enjoyed the scavenger hunt to explore the property. They both want to return and they didn’t even run. The raffle was also a great idea. The only thing that could have been better was the weather. This was a fantastic event and I will be back. -Scott K.
You all did a great job! I never did a marathon or ½ marathon before so I have nothing to compare it to, but I am a picky and well organized person and I’d give you guys an A+. -Dawn W.
I loved the race! My friend and I walked the whole thing. I’ve been to a lot of these and yours was both well organized and fun. There were so many people that cheered for us! We stayed for tacos, beer, and music. I love the shirt too. -Laura T.
I think the volunteers were great especially the three girls with Snickers. The course was beautiful. I was pleased by the quality of the shirts. I usually don’t keep them as a rule. -Jacqui B.
For starters, this is one of the most organized races I’ve been on, especially for a first time. You guys did absolutely incredible work. -Heather J.
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