Runner's Club

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Vol. 3, Issue 1 Lindenwold, NJ July 24, 1999

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Another Year Is Here, And Another Great Day

by William H. Kile III

Welcome to the third annual Bill Kile's Memorial Run. It's hard to believe how quickly time has passed since last year's race, but it's true.

I'd like to take a moment to thank some special people who helped make today possible. I certainly hope I don't forget anyone.

  • Jane and Gene Hoopes of Athlete's Korner Sports Timing Systems for their continued assistance in all the race particulars.
  • Robert Dill of G & M Printwear of his fine work with the T-Shirts-and putting up with me!
  • Scott Treiber of Sports Paradise for his assistance with the trophies and plaques.
  • Joe Puleo of Haddonfield Running Company for the donation of the gift certificates.
  • Jackie Haller of Wawa Food Markets for her donation of the fruit drinks.
  • Kim Beavers of Penn Maid Crowley Foods, Inc. for her donation of the yogurt.
  • Pat Rambo of Commerce Bank for her donation of the bags, magnets and key chains.
  • Kim and Dan Suiter for donation of the bottled water and help with registration today along with Nancy Kile.
  • Colleen and John Elton of Micro Solutions Plus, Inc. for their monetary sponsorship.
  • Kim and Rebecca Bandomer for staying up the wee hours of the morning this week to get all the preregistration packets stuffed and their help with registration today.
  • Cheryl Dill for helping me get everything to the river and her assistance on race day.
  • Barbara DeFranco of Pennsauken High School for helping promote the race in the school district.
  • And finally, to Paul J. Sollimo for designing a race logo that has stood the test of time and truly symbolized the man this race honors.

The 1999 Scholarship Winners

by William H. Kile III

This year's recipients of The William H. Kile, Jr. Humanitarian Scholarship Fund are Pennsauken High School graduates Kelly Gallagher and Steven Creel, along with Howard Pfeifer Middle School graduate Jonathan Paolini.

Gallagher will be attending Rutgers University in New Brunswick and majoring in education, while Creel plans to go to Rowan University for two years and then transfer to Virginia Tech University. He will study computer science.

You can read more on the scholarship winners in upcoming RCN race edition that will be mailed to every participant after the event. Each high school recipient received $1,000.

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Matt Martin and Marybeth Redheffer were champions of the 2nd Bill Kile Memorial Run last July.

The History...

A look back at Bill Kile Memorial Run

by William H. Kile III

Each year I have looked forward to "race day" with great anticipation and this year is no exception. The support I have gotten from the running community has been greatly appreciated and quite overwhelming to be honor with you.

Last year, Matt Martin of Haddonfield and Marybeth Redheffer of Medford were the male and female champions, respectively, in the four-mile race, which drew a total of 117 finishers. Martin's time of 20:30 was just 24 seconds off the course record set by local legend Chuck Crabb the first year in 1997, while Redheffer crossed the finish 29:14.

The women's course record of 24:26 was set by Doreen McCoubrie of Haddonfield when she placed 14th overall out of 129 finishers in the inaugural year.

The loop course around the river is TAC-certified and named in the honor of my father, William H. Kile, Jr. Cooper River Park was one of dad's favorite places to race and train on his lunch hour working at the Camden County Office of Education when his office was on North Park Drive.

William H. Kile, Jr. died at 61 on Sept. 11, 1996 after a courageous battle with cancer. His last place of employment was at Pennsauken High School where he was a supervisor of the English and Foreign Languages Department. The school has since established a scholarship in his name for which this race benefits.

Approximately $5,500 has been raised by the race the last two years for the William H. Kile Jr. Humanitarian Scholarship Fund. On behalf of the entire Kile family and everyone at Pennsauken High School, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making today possible. It is a special day and a celebration of Bill Kile's life.

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Bill Kile, III ("The Kid")
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Lindenwold, NJ 08021
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