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    Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs





























     




    Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization through Road Runners Club of America's (RRCA) group exemption status - for the betterment and promotion of Oil Creek State Park, PA's natural resources, the entire Oil Region, and long distance trail running.



    Oil Creek State Park was the 2010 National Gold Medal "Grand Award" winner for excellence in park and recreation management:



     
    4/15/2013 - OC100 provides a portable toilet during busy summer visitation months
    The race has sponsored a portable toilet to supplement the handicap unit the park provides at the very busy Jersey Bridge canoe launch parking lot at the north end of the park near Drake Well Museum.


    4/12/2013 - OC100 donates $600 to Friends of Oil Creek State Park (FOCSP)
    Julie Brown and Tom Lane (AS # 2 captains) present the check to park manager Dave Hallman (center) who accepts it on behalf of FOCSP:





    11/11/2011 - OC100 donates $500 to
    "Roads Scholar Fund"
    "Kids Run the Nation Fund"
    "Grassroots Supporters Fund"
    "State Reps Fund"
     


    5/28/2011 - OC100 donates $750 to Friends of Oil Creek State Park for Gerard Hiking Trail maintenance and improvements
    Adam & Katie Peterson (volunteer coordinator, AS # 3 captains & 100K participants), FOCSP Treasurer Keith Cubbon, and park manager Jake Weiland:

     



     
     
     
    5/25/2011 - OC100 provides a portable toilet during busy summer visitation months
    The race has sponsored a portable toilet to supplement the handicap unit the park provides at the very busy Jersey Bridge canoe launch parking lot at the north end of the park near Drake Well Museum.

     



    2/20/2011 - OC100 donates $400 to RRCA Programs:
    "Roads Scholar Fund"
    "Kids Run the Nation Fund"
    "Grassroots Supporter Fund"
    "State Representatives Fund"


    1/11/2011 - OC100 donates $200 to aid station # 4 hosts Titusville Rotary Club
    Jim Roeder, Tambra Warner Sabatini, and Rotary District Governor Chris Fiely:




    12/23/2010 - OC100 donates to $200 aid station # 2 hosts VFW Bruce Shorts Post 5958
    Jim Roeder, center, OC100 sponsorship lead, donates to Cecil Dennis (left) and Commander Chuck Boyle during a recent VFW meeting:




    12/17/2010 - OC100 donates $200 to Titusville Youth Football Association
    Jim Roeder presented Ed Burns with a check for the association's support of youth athletics and physical fitness in Titusville, and for the association's cooperation in moving a football game and their banquet to another weekend so it would not conflict with the race at the middle school.



    12/13/2010 - OC100 donates $200 EACH to our outstanding Ham Radio clubs which purchased equipment for the race that enabled runner tracking and most importantly emergency services coordination race weekend:



    10/28/2010 - OC100 donates $675 (times $17 = $11,475 retail value!) to Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA
    RD Tom donates $500 on behalf of the race and Dr. Daniel Young (100 mile RRCA Grand Master winner) added $100 to the donation.  In addition, GOLD sponsor Emily Flowers - Certified Advanced Rolfer - and her body working / massage team collected donations of $75 from the runners for a total of $675.  Here Tom presents the check to Director Karen Seggi:




    8/28/2010 - race purchases lumber & hardware to rebuild a foot bridge on east Gerard Hiking Trail's northern section near Jersey Bridge / Drake Well Musuem:

    New bridge - thanks to a Boy Scout's labor




    Old bridge - rickety tree timber beams





    April 2010 - race purchases lumber & hardware to rebuild bridge on west GHT at Boughton Acid Works
    The first bridge encountered on the trail was rebuilt on May 22nd by Boy Scout Cameron Peebles for his Eagle Scout badge, with the assistance of the Over The Hill Gang and several volunteers that helped position the heavy (275 lb) beams.  The bridge was rebuilt approx. 50' downstream from the old bridge. 

    From back to front - men:        Jason Long (on left), Tim Augustyniak (blue hat), Jim Roeder (white hat), Dan Young
                                  - women:    Cristin Leahy, Heather Schmader, Katie Peterson (race volunteer coordinator), Amy Watkins (green shirt)




    Cameron Peebles's finished product in May 22, 2010 - including new steps cut into the bank.  Great job Cameron (along with his friend and father).

     
     





    12/13/2009 - Erie Times News
    2009's pre-race meeting and pasta dinner's 50-50 drawing netted $500 for the food bank - thanks to the winner donating his portion back to the food bank (thank you) !  Also, 100 mile finisher, race GOLD level sponsor and Erie chiropractor Dr. Daniel Young donated $100 to the food bank as well.  Here is race director Tom Jennings donating the $500 check to Karen Seggi, Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA:




    Some of the race proceeds will be donated to the "Over-The-Hill Gang" (OTHG) that established the Gerard Hiking Trail in 1982 and has maintained it since with no financial support.  Ray Gerard was the founder of the OTHG and the trail - click here to read the story of the trail's creation.







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