Posted On:
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Updated On:
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Athlete Race Recap: It’s A Wonderful Run & Run with Rudolph

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It was a holiday-themed running race weekend for Full Circle Endurance athletes!

It’s A Wonderful Run
Lisa and Christina really had a wonderful time!

Christina Barker and Lisa Crockford headed to Seneca Falls, New York on Saturday, December 8, 2023 for It’s A Wonderful Run!

Seneca Falls, New York is considered by many to be the “real-life” Bedford Falls. Take a stroll down Main Street and you’ll see many landmarks that look eerily similar to Bedford Falls, the fictional town in Frank Capra’s famous movie It’s A Wonderful Life.

It’s A Wonderful Run is part of an annual “It’s A Wonderful Life Festival” held in Seneca Falls and this race has become a major part of this holiday-themed weekend.  This year, more than 4,600 people finished It’s A Wonderful Run, which is 75% of the population of the town itself!

Christina and Lisa have both run this race before and they returned again this year, having a great time dressing in festive racing attire, stopping for photos along the course, and partaking in the merriment and cheer that makes this race such a beloved Upstate New York treasure.

It’s a wonderful life indeed, Christina and Lisa!

Run with Rudolph

Once again, Susan Doberneck took to the trails for Ascent Runs’s Winter Trail Series on Saturday, December 8, 2023 in Carson City, Nevada!

Run with Rudolph was the second event in this series (Susan ran the first one - Cold Turkey Run - back in November). She probably really felt like she was running with Rudolph; while Rudolph can take the easy way out and fly to gain altitude, Susan climbed a gnarly 450+ feet in this 5K! Conditions were excellent and Susan not only challenged herself with this course, but had a really fun time.

Way to go, Susan!


Coach Laura Henry

Laura Henry is a Syracuse, NY-based coach who is a USA Triathlon Level II Long Course and Level II Paratriathlon Certified Coach, USA Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach, VFS Certified Bike Fitter, and has successfully completed NASM's Certified Personal Trainer course. Coach Laura is passionate about helping athletes of all ability levels reach their goals and has coached many athletes to success.

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