September 14th, 2018 – (Owego, NY) Runners from across the Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania gathered at The Farmhouse Brewery in Owego for the first ever Leftover Fun Run put on by the Triple Cities Runner Club and the Southern Tier Running Club.
The Leftover Fun Run was conceived to answer the question, “What happens to all the leftover medals, shirts, mugs, and SWAG from race day?” Well, run directors Susan Cain and Raymond Fryc answered that they sit in your basement untouched. Until today. Participants had 30 minutes to make their way around the mile course as many times as possible. Each time you passed the Owego Post Office you could grab one piece of leftover race swag. T-Shits, tank tops, hats, mugs, and water bottles were donated by both running clubs, Hats, bottle openers, and wooden awards were donated by NEWBSANITY, Sweatshirts and Fleece Jackets were donated by the Halloween 13k in Endicott, NY, Giftcards and shirts were donated by the Vestal Coal House, Pint Glasses were donated by Confluence Running, Pillows were donated by NuWaka Fashion Design Studio, and many other pieces of swag were donated from races in throughout the southern tier.
Raymond Fryc is a runner from Binghamton New York. He is an instructor atBinghamton University as well as the community coordinator for Confluence Running & the Triple Cities Runners Club. Ray loves to encourage new runners to continue running, even when it gets hard. Ray is from Utica New York. One of his favorite races is the Boilermaker 15k and he is currently training for the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach.