Anniversary Amble Athletes Abound

By Casey Adams

Oct 14, 2015


Finishing Friends, Finishing Strong Friends finish strong! Photo by Matt Herr.


A whopping 87 walkers and runners converged on Lander City Park Saturday morning for the Anniversary Amble in honor of NOLS’ 50th anniversary. There were costumes, toddlers, dogs, speedy locals, and Farmer’s Market seekers in attendance at the starting line.

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Results are below—congrats to our award winners!


Some of the Amble's Costume Winners Two of our three costume winners amble in style. Photo by Alisha Bube.


Top Female Finishers

1st: Molly Herber

2nd: Amber Wilson

3rd: Katie Hunter

Top Male Finishers

1st: Donny Cherrill

2nd: Fred Roberts

3rd: Kevin Wilson

Middle of the Pack Superstars

Nick Novitsky and Beth Opheim

Oldest Amblers

Roger Zimmerman (76) and Tess Day (85)


Zimmo, the oldest and farthest-traveled ambler Roger Zimmerman ("Zimmo") makes 5 miles look easy. Photo by Alisha Bube.


Youngest Amblers

Hiram Magnan (10) and Tallulah Gerald (1.5)

Best Dressed

Male: Kevin Redmon

Female: Alyssa Rainbolt and Amber Wilson

Farthest Travelers*

Roger Zimmerman (East Bethel, Maine) and Tess Day (Washington, D.C.)

*Note the interesting connection between our oldest participants and those who traveled the farthest to join in the festivities!

Thanks to everyone who came out, we'll see you next time!

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Casey Adams

Casey worked as a writer and PR specialist for NOLS.

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