(Circling the News received the following letter on October 17.)
I ran in the inaugural Octoberfest 5K race yesterday in the Palisades. I met Pastor Mike Lee, who was just back from running the Boston Marathon. He’s a lovely guy and he finished this race second.
The crowd was a little smaller than I had hoped but everyone was very friendly, and they did an expert job laying out a course in the El Medio Bluffs. I hope to be able to run many more of these and expect many others in the community will join us in 2022.
Kudos to the Palisades Lutheran Church for doing this lovely activity to raise funds for charities as well as their church. And thanks to everyone who helped out, including the large contingent of young people from Palisades High School’s Ambassadors group, who helped all along the 3.1 mile route. Made me proud to be a Palisadian, even for a newbie like me who’s only lived here 22 years.