Vasque Athletes Score Podium Finishes at Vasque Project Event
Vasque athlete Bryan Dayton ran to third place with a time of 4:34:57 at the Rock/Creek StumpJump in Chattanooga, TN. Between the 50K and 11-mile course, over 600 participants ran in the Vasque Project race
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Vasque athlete Bryan Dayton ran to third place with a time of 4:34:57 at the Rock/Creek StumpJump in Chattanooga, TN. Between the 50K and 11-mile course, over 600 participants ran in the Vasque Project race, on a beautiful fall day with near perfect running conditions.
â€œI really enjoyed the difficult, challenging course,â€ says Dayton. â€œI’m pleased with my performance and podium finish in my hometown state.â€
StumpJump was selected as a Vasque Project race due to the stellar race experience it offers athletes and Rock/Creek’s dedication to giving back to the environment and the greater community. All proceeds from the race benefit the Cumberland Trail Conference, a non-profit organization dedicated to the completion and maintenance of the 300-plus mile Cumberland Trail that runs along the Cumberland Plateau from Chattanooga to Cumberland Gap. In 2008 the Rock/Creek StumpJump raised $9000 for trail work.
Vasque athletes continued to shine on Saturday, as Shiloh Mielke won the Triple Lakes half-marathon in Greensboro, NC with a time of 1:33:10. Mielke had to focus to stay upright on the rocky and root-filled terrain along Greensboro’s Watershed Trail system.
“I felt great and took the lead about 10 minutes into the race,â€ says Mielke. â€œAround mile 8 I noticed second place gaining momentum so I put in a surge and pushed hard to the finish.”
More than 350 other racers joined Mielke in finishing the half-marathon, marathon and 40-mile distance races under sunny skies.
Vasque selected The Triple Lakes Trail Run as part of the Vasque Project series for their community stewardship and success in donating over $30,000 to local charities and the park system since 2003.
â€œDayton and Mielke had podium finishes at Vasque Project Races on the same day,â€ says Chris Speak, Vasque Brand Manager. â€œVasque could not be more pleased with the representation and the great racer turn-out at these two stellar events.â€
For more information about the Rock/Creek StumpJump, go to www.rockcreek.com/stumpjump/. For more information about the Triple Lakes Trail Run, go to www.triplelakesrace.com.
For more information about Dayton and Mielke and their upcoming race schedules visit www.vasque.com.