Thanks to race directors Chris Irving and Lorrie Tily for making the 2022 Women’s Distance Festival 5K a success. The race took place on Mother’s Day, bringing together 83 women and girls to run or walk a 5K on the scenic Jim Schug Trail in Dryden. The overall win went to 56-year-old Caitlin Loehr, who ran a speedy 21:24 to outpace the field. Second-place finisher Julie Barclay came through in 22:06 to win the master’s (40+) award, and Michelle Dardia ran 27:45 to claim the veteran’s (60+) award. WDF truly is a race for all ages, with 5-year-old Olivia Bordoni and 75-year-old Katherine Merriman bracketing the range. Congrats to all the finishers!
Special thanks to the volunteers who made WDF possible, including course setup by Don Tily and bib handout by Katie Stettler, plus the timing team of Adam Engst, Bill Watson, and Damian Clemons. Course marshalls included Tamara Loos, Dave Vernon, David Deitcher, and Joseph Reynolds.