Beer & Bratwurst Run/Walk

5th Annual Crazy Creek Beer & Brat Lite Run/Walk was held Oct. 7, 2012

Check back for results of all partipants

Sky Pile was the first to cross the finish line in the 5K run.

The fifth annual Crazy Creek Beer/Root Beer and Brat Lite Run/Walk on Oct. 7, 2012, marked the Lake County Milers’ fun fall event, featuring adult and kid races and a family-oriented Oktoberfest theme, with bratwursts, beer and root beer (or other soft drinks) served after the race. Additionally, all participants got a souvenir medal, and medals were awarded to the top winners in the various races.

Jennifer Perez was the second woman across the finish line in the 5K run, coming in shortly after Kassi Agapoff.

As in years past, the race course meandered through the beautiful terrain of Crazy Creek Glider Port, with views of the hills surrounding Hidden Valley Lake, four miles north of Middletown. The 5K run and walk took participants over paved and compacted dirt surfaces, while the kids’ 1/2 K (ages 4 and 5) and 1K (ages 6 through 9) runs were mostly on paved surfaces. All courses are free of traffic (zero cars) and for the most part flat, so personal records could be part of the fun.

First- through fifth-place medals and prizes were awarded to both men and women overall for the 5K run, and to the top five finishers in the 5K walk.

Among the men, Miler member Sky Pile finished first in the 5K run, with a time of 18 minutes and 48 seconds. He was followed by Brian Tirado (21:08), Steve Whitt (21:45), Keith Astley (22:04), and Timm Jones (22:30).

Women in the 5K run were led by first-place winner Kassi Agapoff, who crossed the finish line in an impressive 21:58 (look out–she’s only 12). She was followed by Jennifer Perez (22:33), Joy Astley (22:47), Rebekah Turney (23:37), and Heather Stetson (23:41).

First place for the 5K walkers went to Miler Jackie Jordan (who finished the course in 39:51), followed by Brad Bierman (43:51), Natasha Couey (44:02), Andrea Williams (44:10), and Becky Obana (44:48).

Miler kids line up in front of Crazy Creek Beer & Brat race directors Bratman and St. Pauli Girl

Medals for winners in the kids races were given to the top three participants in each age/gender division for the kids’ races (girls/boys 9 and under). For the boys in the 1/2K, Beau Turney won first with a time of 2:54, followed by William Hoskins (3:12) and Tyler Saunders (4:02). The girls in the 1/2K were led by Sienna Johnson at 5:12 and Elizabeth Eddings at 4:30.

Sienna Johnson (left) gets a leg up against her competition in the 1/2K

In the 1K, boys ages 6-7 were led by Joey Gentle (4:19), Peyton Saunders (5:10), and Drew Saunders (5:13). (We note that Drew, though age 5, participated in the 1K.) Girls ages 6-7 were led by Hana Larkins (4:57), Calista Hoskins (5:41), and Emma Tirado (5:58). In the 8-9 age division for the 1K, Jacob Perry drew the No. 1 spot for boys, with a time of 6:39, while Olivia Crayne (at a superfast time of 4:39) impressed as No. 1 girl in the 1K 8-9 division, followed by Katrina Lacefield (6:60).

All race participants in kids and adult divisions got souvenir medals. (Note: This was a timed run and walk, and all participants’ times were noted according to a timing clock, for the 1/2K, 1K, and 5K run and 5K walk. We’ll print the “unofficial” results shortly; check back here in a day or two.)

New in 2012: Special prizes were awarded for the best hats (which had to be worn during the race). In the spirit of the locale, Tony Blyleven and his son, Caleb, got crazy with their headgear and took home crazy hats (possibly to wear next year).

Crazy Creek Air Adventures offered a race weekend glider ride special of 15% off its regular price. Call 707-987-9293 for advance reservations or walk in on race day and present race ID for discount. (Spaces limited on race day.)

To register for next year’s race online, click here (note: will charge a service fee for all online registrations, but Milers still get a $3 discount; check your latest email news for the discount code). To register via postal mail, print out an entry form (available here after Aug. 1), or call 707-987-8225 if you’d like one sent to you.

Start and finish are located at Crazy Creek Glider Port, 18896 Grange Road. To get to Crazy Creek, turn at the Grange Road Exit off Hwy 29 (about 4 miles north of Middletown or a mile and a half south of Hidden Valley Lake). Take Grange Road for about 3/4 of a mile and turn right at the Crazy Creek Air Adventures billboard; follow signs for parking.