Easter Seals hosts second annual Duathlon benefiting Megan’s House
(ALBANY, GA)- Easter Seals hosted its second annual Heels & Wheels Duathlon Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 29th at the YMCA’s Sports Park.
The race consisted of a two mile run, an 11 mile bike ride, followed by another two mile run. The event benefited Megan’s House, a respite home for children ranging from infancy to 17-years-of age who have developmental disabilities, autism, or are medically fragile.
Megan’s house currently has three locations in Albany, Waycross, and Valdosta and provides direct care support and individualized care plans created by qualified, experienced registered nurses on staff.
Brian Hickey was the overall winner with a time of 1:00:07. Anna Champion placed first for the females with a time of 1:05:43.
Other 1st place winners included the following: Male Masters, Steven Aylesworth; male 25-29, Kenneth Hanning; Male 30-34. Justin Paul, male 40-44, Robert Byrd; male 50-54, Jerome Douglas; male 55-60, Don Varnadore; Female Masters, Karen Hamby; female 30-34, Elaine Mabrey; female 35-40, Deanna Julian; female 40-44, Amanda Morris; female 45-50, Lisa Clark; female 50-54, Cindy Beck, female 65-70, Marianna Brand.
In the Clydesdale division Ken Malek placed first for the men, while in the Athena division Sabina Patton placed first for the women. In the Fat Tire division Nick Friend won for the men while Sandy Smith placed first for the women. The Military Male winner was Walt Ingram. The novice winners were John Crongeyer and Tobilyn Hornick. The first place relay team included Michaela Satchell, Donovan Satchell, and Dr. Michael Satchell.
“We are thrilled that all of these participants came out to show their support for Megan’s House,” says Respite Director, Nicki Wilson. “It is a great away to not only get active but be active in our community.”