Our most successful season yet wrapped up on April 6th with 64 youth and 43 mentors running the Aquarium Half Marathon in Jenks. Not only did Season 8 break last season's record for the number of youth finishers by an incredible 16 kids, we also saw the highest percentage of finishers at 77%. Hats off to RTS Coordinator Becky Balli for getting us through the season and to our outstanding group of mentors. The RTS Finish Line Party was held on April 8th thanks to donations from Arvest and Rib Crib. Tweleve youth were recognized at the party for running over 500 miles in the program. We have a feeling that we'll be handing out a lot more of those 500 mile hoodies in the future.
Season Nine will begin on August 17, 2013, and we would strongly encourage anyone interested in running with RTS, to contact Becky Balli early and reserve your spot. Season Nine will feature seven races during the 13 week season including the Woolaroc 8k which will now be the Run the Streets Woolaroc 8k. Janet Hardy and her race committee worked out an agreement with the Woolaroc race committee for RTS to assume ownership of this signature race. Exciting times in RTS as the program continues to grow.
Check out the pictures from the half we just posted on the photo page and enjoy your summer.