April 10, 2010

First Mt. Pleasant half-marathon a success

 5K runners scanned the results, posted on the window of Razor Sharp Fitness

Two Racine runners dominated the inaugural Mount Pleasant Half-Marathon Saturday morning.

Jason Meekma, 29, came in first overall, in a time of  1:22:07.08.   First among the women was Colleen Eland, 32, in a time of 1:30:48.3.

Just shy of 700 runners entered the Half-Marathon, 5K and Fun run: 266 in the 5k, 390 in the Half -Marathon, and 42 in the Fun Run. There were 232 finishers in the 5K and 348 in the Half.

We  have the results posted here. The event website is here.

First three finishers of the Half-Marathon were:
1. Jason Meekma 1:22:07
2. Tom Chisholm 1:23:42
3. Andrew Steenrod 1:27:27

First three women were:
1. Colleen Eland 1:30:48
2. Mary Jantz 1:34:35
3. Jennifer Christensen 1:35:09

Baby on board: Brian Porter finished the race, with a passenger

Matthew Tiffany, 2, of Kenosha eagerly awaited the Fun Run

Jason Meekma crosses the finish line first

Mary Jantz, finishes in 2nd place for women

Nathan Ziegler of Madison, 1st in the 5K

Ricky Barr of Sturtevant, 5K Master's winner


  1. It was a well done event. Everyone seemed to have a good time. It attracted a lot of participants. People were cheering the participants on at every intersection. It didn't seem to tie up traffic. The conditions couldn't have been better.

  2. I thought it was very organized and the organizers were careful not to create huge traffic issues like some of the other races in the area. When I was running it was well marked and the police and volunteers did a great job. Thanks to all and I am sure I will be joined by a lot more runners next year.

  3. Thank you Razor Sharp for your accomodation! You Rock!

  4. If there is a 2nd annual event, do not schedule the run on the same day as the long time Badgerland Strider Half Marathon. The South Shore Half attracted 836 runners at a cost of $10 ($8 if a BLS member) for the certified course event. The Mt. Pleasant event cost for the participant was $60 ($50 if registered very early). I have not been able to locate the certification number for the Mt. Pleasant Half - the South Shore cert. number is 06105 http://www.wiusatf.org/about/courses.asp

    I cannot believe that participants paid $60 for a non-certified course. This is important for those attempting to qualify for seedings in triathlons, marathons (Chicago for example).

    The feedback for the Mt. Pleasant was terrific and great PR for the Racine area!

  5. Bob,

    Contact the Real Racine Visitors Bureau they have the certification number.