INDIANAPOLIS…The 2nd Annual 8-Hour Dream Endurance Race held on Saturday, July 23, 2016, offered challenging conditions due to the extreme heat and humidity. As the Indianapolis’s area only Endurance Race, the new home of Butler University provided some shade as runners from 14 states took on the heat to see how many miles they could endure over the 8 hours. The event is produced by Carmel Road Racing Group.
The 8-Hour Dream Endurance was awarded the Road Runners Club of America Endurance Race State Championship, awarding winners state championship titles along with a cash purse.
The top three males and females were the following with the corresponding distance completed:
1. Joe Smoker, 28 years old from Indianapolis, IN – 47.8 miles (New event Record)
2. David Blitzer, 27, Indianapolis, – 46.76 miles
3. Jonathan Petykowski, 25, Palatine, IL – 43.44 miles
1. Lisa Pratt Ward, 42 from Fond-des-Blancs Haiti – 42.74 miles
2. Emily Bello, 30, Louisville, KY – 42.58 miles
3. Michelle Bischof, 27, Prospect, KY – 40.84 miles
The Masters winners were:
Masters Division Winners: (40+)
- Todd Bello, 43, Louisville, KY – 42.58 miles
- Cathy Downs, 48, Evansville, IN – 40.14 miles
Grand Masters Division Winners (50+)
- Damon Clements, 59, Crawfordsville, IN – 34.54 miles
- Lisa Hiday, 51, Indianapolis, IN – 32.10
Senior Masters Division Winners (60+)
- John Sites, 65, Peru, IN – 30.18 miles
- Linda Chambers, 65, Noblesville, IN – 13.26 miles
The Overall Team Champion was awarded to Team Bluerub consisting Scot Allen, Rodney Sarkovics, Madison Roeder and Justin Roeder. They completed 66.30 miles over the 8 hours, a 7:11/mile pace average.