"A Perfect Day"
Saturday, November 18, was a perfect day for a race. The sun was shining, the sky was clear, and the temperature was ideal. The much-anticipated 35th annual Carmel Challenge Cup Race was set in a new and beautiful location this year--the lakefront, and it was indeed a winner. Entire families, along with their dogs turned out to participate. The enthusiastic runners, walkers and spectators, ages six months to seventy-seven, enjoyed music, food, drinks, and mostly each other's company and support as they crossed the finish line. The juniors and seniors were in full force as they tailgated and cheered on the runners.
This year's race was a huge success, but we could not have done it without the help of our major sponsor Peake BMW, and donations from CAFÉ DU MONDE (Benrud's), DEANIES SEAFOOD RESTAURANT (Scarber), ZUPPARDO'S GROCERY (Jennifer Zuppardo), Christe Brewton, Beachcorner (Gina Perret) Chuck and Diane Henry, Mandina's Restaurant (Cindy Mandina), Chuck George, and RIVER PARISH DISPOSAL. The atmosphere of the entire event truly reflected the spirit of the Carmel family.