Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pie Run Mania

Wow! Thanks to all who ran, walked, made pie and helped out with the I LIKE PIE run. The stats: ~ 550 runners and walkers, 73 pies, more than $3000 and 3000lbs of food donated to NeighborImpact. It gave us all the warm fuzzies to see the community come together for some exercise, pie, and a great cause. This is our third year for I LIKE PIE and it has more than doubled each year.

Special thanks to Gerry Lopez (surfing legend, husband of Toni), Priscilla Welch (winner of the 87 NY marathon and amazing masters runner) , Linsey Corbin (grew up in Bend, just finished second at IronMan Arizona where she ran a 3:04 marathon after all that swimming and biking) and Bob Woodward (Local and outdoor industry icon, former mayor of Bend).

We know we can improve the Pie Baking Contest and hope to enlist the COCC culinary school to lend it some credibility. I had the pleasure of dishing pie for about 90 minutes and let's just say there were some over-the-top good pies. Cheers-Teague