The city of Santa Clarita recognized key volunteers for their contributions to the Santa Clarita Marathon, publicly thanking many active Santa Clarita Runners Club Members on Tuesday during the City Council meeting.
Key contributors, including SCRs Jen Brickner, Heather DeCordova, Linda Burrows, Pat Downing and Phil and Paola Howard, were invited and honored by Mayor Bob Kellar, on behalf of the City of Santa Clarita.
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Many recognized volunteers have been part of the Marathon since its inception in 1995, including Phil and Paola Howard. The Marathon would not be possible without the overwhelming support from the volunteers, said Kellar.
Since 1995, the SCRs have continued to support the race including expo and packet pick up staffing, race day course support and finish line services, giving much of their time to see the race excel.
“This year we had over 900 volunteers that helped over 5,000 runners from over 25 different states, with 36 runners qualifying for the prestigious Boston Marathon,” Kellar said.
In closing his letter, Kellar shared a letter written to the city of Santa Clarita from a participant from Omaha, Nebraska. A group of three runners came to town for the Marathon and enjoyed every aspect, from the scenery to the overwhelming support of the volunteers. He once again thanked everyone for their continued support, and stated he looks forward to the years to come.
About the Santa Clarita Runners Club
Founded in 1980, the Santa Clarita Runners Club is one of the premier fitness organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley. Boasting a membership of over 200, this includes a range of fitness levels from beginning runners, returning runners, local competitors, elite runners, and even world record holders.
Founded with a strong belief in giving back to the community, public events held yearly have recently donated to local high school cross country teams, pediatric cancer organizations, and other local charities.
They also provide support to other local running events in the community, including the Santa Clarita Marathon. The Santa Clarita Runners Club is a 501C Non-profit organization. For more information visit www.scrunners.org.