PFS: Polar Field Sportspeople

PFS athletes run Rock-n-Roll Marathon 

Two PFS relay teams--Lactic Acid Trip and Polar Rock n Rollers--competed in Denver's1st annual Rock-n-Roll Marathon on Sunday. Jill Ferris ran the half-marathon as well.  

The 26.2-mile course wound through downtown Denver and attracted more than 15,000 entrants, the Denver Post reported

The race benefitted Denver's Rescue Mission, national cancer charities, and the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 

Spectators lined the route, encouraging the athletes with ringing bells and encouraging words--but no vuvuzelas, at least that we've heard. The long Indian summer we've enjoyed in Denver for most of September and October continued on race day; temperatures in the 40s at the race start time of 6 A.M. felt as golden as the trees looked in Civic Center Park, where the race began and ended.

Around 30 bands performed on stages set up along the course. Semisonic, the Minneapolis-based band best known for its late-90's hit, "Closing Time," performed at the finish line. 

"It was an amazing day and very fun," Diana wrote in an email. "Everyone either met or exceeded their expected pace."  Keep on truckin' PFS!--Kip Rithner