Sad Day For The Marathon

Jean Howell

For hundreds of our runners over the years, the aid station at the top of the hill coming up out of Warm River was a very welcome site for two reasons, One, because it signaled the end of the uphill climb, and two; because Jean Howell, the little white haired lady that manned the station,greeted all the runners with great enthusiasm. Sadly, following some health issues, she has passed away. While nothing else has changed with the race, somehow it just won't seem the same without her. Over the years, we had received many calls and thank you notes from runners commenting on our wonderful " Angel " at the top of the hill. She truly now is an angel, and will be greatly missed. Thank You Jean!