12/31/2021 Roy Miller, Scott Orlando, Russ Neubert, Veronica Neubert, Mike Williams, And Jerry Lynch Great New Year’s Eve 5K Stow, Ohio


Great New Year’s Eve 5K

Stow, Ohio

Roy Miller

Finish Time:  21:09

Overall Place:  21st / 362

Division Place:  2nd Place / 19

Scott Orlando

Finish Time:  23:12

Overall Place:  60th Place / 362

Division Place:  4th Place / 13

Russ Neubert

Finish Time:  24:41

Overall Place:  72nd Place / 362

Division Place:  4th Place / 18

Veronica Neubert

Finish Time:  24:55

Overall Place:  78th Place / 362

Division Place:  3rd Place / 23

Mike Williams

Finish Time:  25:37

Overall Place:  92nd / 362

Division Place:  5th Place / 13

Jerry Lynch

Finish Time:  33:24

Overall Place:  228th Place / 362

Division Place:  12th Place / 18

Race Review By Scott Orlando

The Annual Great New Year’s Eve 5K was another fantastic race put on by the Josh Ritchie, Mickey Rzymek, and the wonderful people of Summit Athletic Runners Club.   The highlight of this year’s race was definitely the weather.   This race is notorious for some of the most brutal weather and running conditions mother nature can through at you but not this year.  Runners were treated to almost ideal running conditions with very light winds and temperatures in the 50’s.   The warm weather brought out almost 400 runners, walkers and even dogs to the course.   There were actually so many dogs at the race barking and howling at the start I wasn’t sure if I was lined up to run a race or go on a fox hunt!   The race was moved back to the traditional location of Stow High School.  The 2020 race was moved to downtown Kent, Ohio because of COVID.   The traditional Stow, Ohio course is always a challenge featuring more than enough hills to put the best runners to the test.   Running up the hills of Newcomer Rd in the final half mile of the race is always tough.   All runners received t-shirts and Bio Freeze patches plus a great selection of post race snacks.   This race is always tough but a great way to end the year with one last run.