2011 Scrooge Scramble

This year’s Scrooge Scramble in Rockville, Connecticut was our 8th in a row. It was a fine Christmas morning that we shared with many of our running friends, and all for a good cause. $2007 was raised for The Cornerstone Soup Kitchen. There were also many food and clothes donations. I’m a sucker for tradition, and this is one that I love. I pushed our Chariot CX-2 loaded up with a couple of happy (and bundled up) children on the 5 kilometer out and back course. It was in the low-20’s Fahrenheit when the race started at 10:30 A.M.

Debbie ran off on her own, apparently, fully recovered from last week’s Lookout Mountain 50 Mile Trail Race. I’m far from recovered. Eight days later, my legs are still blasted from that effort, so I took it really easy. Debbie earned a little reindeer picture holder for her effort, but this event is much more about the cause and camaraderie than the results. Janit Romayko and Mary Lou White are the co-race directors. They time the event, but it is very low-key. Many people get into the holiday spirit by running in costume. Some are outlandish.

The current residents of the shelter were all smiles and offered many hearty cheers to the runners. It was nice that so many runners find it in their hearts to contribute to this race. No entry fee is specified, but judging from the haul, people were very generous with their contributions. The Shenipsit Striders and Silk City Striders were well represented. As long as we are in Connecticut for Christmas, we will run this race. It was a wonderful final race of 2011. It was my 36th event. I’ll look back later this week when I put closure on 2011 and start locking in the goals for 2012.

Race Results (will be posted when available)

2 Responses to “2011 Scrooge Scramble”


  1. 1 Janit Romayko 25 December 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Scott: Not only are you a great runner but a wonderful and amusing writer as well. Nice turnout this morning at Cornerstone. We had over 100 runners/walkers and raised $2031 for the shelter. They had 12 residents stay at the shelter last night and all 12 were there to cheer us on. They love us and we love them. We are all so fortunate to have what we have and to be able to share it with others. Marylou has the results in NH and she will be back at the end of the week with them.
    We may follow up this race with a trail version in the spring. If we use the Rails to Trails we will not have to have a police permit. More to follow and Merry Christmas. Janit Romayko and Marylou White/Race Directors


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