2017-02-17 / News Update

Dr. Seuss on the loose

“Dr. Seuss on the Loose” racers make their way toward the finish line.PHOTOS BY BILL BENGTSON / FORT GORDON PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE “Dr. Seuss on the Loose” racers make their way toward the finish line.PHOTOS BY BILL BENGTSON / FORT GORDON PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE Hundreds of walkers, joggers and runners (as well as the occasional roller) focused on Chamberlain Avenue and neighboring streets Saturday morning, taking part in 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and one-mile events, with a theme of “Dr. Seuss on the Loose.” The gathering’s namesake — the writer and illustrator of such books “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” — served in the Signal Corps during World War II, working on animated films and cartoons with training messages. Top performers in the 5K included Daniel Lopez (17 minutes and 9 seconds), Brian Hansen (19:41), Danielle Mahoney (25:21) and Alisha Garcia (27:14). Their 10K counterparts were Joseph Kubiak (34:37), Jared Novak (37:17), Genesis Reyes (44:51) and Emily Dowdell (48:31).

Petty Officer 1st Class Deborah Bowers, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment, completes a 10-kilometer trek Saturday morning, including transportation of the next generation: her 12-month-old and 2-year-old children. Bowers is training for a half-marathon (with her children) in April.Petty Officer 1st Class Deborah Bowers, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment, completes a 10-kilometer trek Saturday morning, including transportation of the next generation: her 12-month-old and 2-year-old children. Bowers is training for a half-marathon (with her children) in April.

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