Nearly 200 local runners and walkers participated in the 34th Mercy Metric race held Labor Day morning at the Lunken Airport Playfield. Despite heavy rains due to the remnants of Hurricane Isaac, athletes, spectators and volunteers turned out for this annual 10K/5K Run, 5K Walk and Kids Fun Run. The Mercy Metric benefits the comprehensive athletic programming at Mercy Montessori and was coordinated by Don Connolly, Inc., well-known race management specialists for the Greater Cincinnati Area.
The 2012 Race Chair was Kreg Keesee of Hyde Park. “Despite torrential rains, the school community was out in full force to ensure that the event was a success. A special thank you to our event sponsors and those volunteers and runners/walkers who braved the elements,” stated Keesee. Race proceeds support the soccer, swimming, volleyball, basketball and track and field teams available to students. Mercy Montessori is a private, Catholic, Montessori school located in East Walnut Hills and serves children ages 3 through 8th grade.
2012 Gold Sponsors of the race were Accenture and Paycor. Additional Race Sponsors were Mom Corps, Select Integrations, Inc. and Utopian Fitness, with added assistance from John Morrell & Co. and Orange Leaf. Race logos and designs were provided by Trey Walker of Brand Evolutions.
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