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Jul 13: 16th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race
July 13, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
- 7:00 a.m. – Registration at CASHS Upper Stadium Concession Area
- 8:00 a.m. – Women’s and Girl’s Race/Walk
- 8:30 a.m. – Men’s and Boy’s Race/Walk
- 9:30 a.m. – Results Ceremony
Why We Run/Walk:
Tim E. Cook and Susan M. Cook were both 49 when they died on December 13, 2002, as a result of a car accident. Both were 1971 graduates of Chambersburg Area School District. Tim was a mathematics teacher at the high school for 28 years and was the coach of the girls’ cross country and track teams. Susan was an administrative assistant at Shippensburg University. Money raised from this race is contributed to the Tim and Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of the Cooks and in honor of their dedication to education.
Why One Mile:
There are not many 1 mile races – so why 1 mile for this race? Tim Cook, a 1971 graduate of CASD, was the first state champion runner from the school. While he championed in the 2-mile race, he loved the mile race. The event founders believe that a 1-mile race would appeal to runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels. The Cooks were a deeply caring and kind couple and always worked to include and support everyone to be their best, regardless of ability. Holding the race down McKinley Avenue also brings the participants down the same path where Coach Cook logged so many miles over the years, literally following in his footsteps and finishing at the school where he dedicated himself to teaching and coaching.
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