SURFSIDE — Surfside Homeowners Association had their second annual Tsunami Run/Walk on Earth Day. A steady downpour probably dampened participation.
This year, the run was from the chipping site to the cul-de-sac on J Place, and back to the chipping site (3.2K, 2 miles) in a large (and dry) tent. Delane Williams of Clackamas, Oregon, the winner of our first race in 2016, defended his title this year in 12:51. He had to out run Matt Miller of Ilwaco, who finished in 13:18. The winner in the under-12 age group was Cody Miller, also of Ilwaco, in 16:15. The winner for women was Emma Brundage of Ocean Park, in 17:04. Caleb Brundage was fifth overall and second for the Under 12 group, in 20:26.
The fastest walker was a beautiful Siberian huskie who finished with Conner Cummings and Celene Edmunds in 33:21. The fastest runner got to high ground in 3:15, and the fastest walker got to high ground in 8 minutes. There were a total of 23 participants, down from 34 last summer.
Survival awards were given to race participants. There was coloring for children, drawings for plants, and plant and seeds were given to attendees; these events were sponsored by the Community Relations Committee.