Birmingham Lions 10K Run for the Blind

Race Start The Birmingham Lions 10K Run for the Blind, one of Michigan's popular fall events, was staged under the brillance and Michigan giddiness of "severe clear" skies. Close to 600 runners and walkers took to the streets of this storied community and had a wonderful time.

For those that appreciate the fleet of foot, let us just say that John Brabbs of Royal Oak grabbed the winners award in the 5K in 17:04 while
Debby Froelich took the bows on the ladies' side with a 19:21. In the signature run or 10K, Donald Malen ran a 33:15 to capture first place and Christina Beutal won in a smart 33:49.

This classy race has a zillion sponsors and well it should. The Birmingham Lions have been involved Plus, I must have been thanked four or five times by on-course volunteers for running the race. Big Time friendly. WOMC, Metro Detroit's Oldies station, was well represented by "Big Al" Muscavito and Bob Thomas. Big Al handed out the awards while Bob assisted; both contributed to an enjoyable awards ceremony.

Total Runner is also a sponsor of the race. They have been Michigan's class running store for almost 20 years now.

The runners ready for the start on Birmingham's Merrill St.. The 10K attracted 338 runners.
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