Partial proceeds from the Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon, Feb. 4-5, were donated to The Scott Center for Autism Treatment. The event and online fundraising campaign with Crowdrise raised $2,000 for the center.
The Scott Center launched a running club for the first time last year and trained for 10 weeks in preparation for the race. While some members were just happy to finish their 5K, 8K, or half marathon race, others were awarded for their top finishes.
In the 8K race were Becky Werle, running club trainer and Florida Tech graduate student in the Applied Behavioral Analysis program, who finished first in her age group; Ali Wiegand, a Scott Center behavior analyst, finished third in the same age group; and Sam Kozaitis, department head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, finished second in his age group. Susan Erickson, clinical operations, The Scott Center, ran in the 5K race and finished third in her age group.
Other running club members include Kristi Van Sickle, Maya Oluseyi, Trina Gorsuch, Erin Minta, Arlene Grant, Shelley Johnson, Colleen Middlebrooks, Jacque Kellner and Ann Munroe. Karen Rhine also ran with the club.
Special thanks go to Florida Today, 107.1 A1A and ESPN 95.9 radio, for marketing support, and the Florida Tech football players who worked the water tables.