Hurricane Run Dodges a Real Storm

Oct 9, 2017

The area's Red Cross chapter's Tenth Annual Robin Lotane Hurricane Run was among the many Capital City events on Saturday, Oct. 7.

One of the first 5K runners across the finish line at the 10th Annual Robin Lotane Hurricane Run to benefit the Red Cross and other partners.
Credit Tom Flanigan

Those involved were hoping a REAL hurricane wouldn't suddenly shift course and threaten Florida's Big Bend. The 5K runners crossed the finish line to spirited applause. The quickest finishers beat the 19-minute mark. Tim Few's time was a bit longer because of serious knee issues, but he toughed it out anyway.

"I'm always looking for something that can help benefit some type of charity or cause," he said, moments after crossing the finish line. "My running's not good, but I'm here to help any way I can."

And Bob Lotane, for whose late wife Robin the event is named, noted the irony of this Hurricane Run's timing.

"This isn't the first year that we've had to dance around hurricanes," he said. "It reminds people of what we're doing and it gets them to support us and that's what it's all about."

Also benefiting from the event, Red Cross partners the Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries and Second Harvest of the Big Bend.