The Realtor “R” could be seen all over Straub and Vinoy Parks April 22 – 24 as PRO’s Gold Sponsorship of St. Anthony’s Triathlon came to life. Light poles in Downtown St. Petersburg sported banners with the Realtor logo, and fencing up around Straub Park along Beach Drive repeated the “R” every 3 feet or so.
At the Fitness Expo on April 22 and 23, PRO members volunteered at the Realtor tent, located directly to the left of the entrance. We encouraged people to come to the tent to study the course map, enter to win a free registration fee for the 2017 St. Anthony’s Triathlon, and to enjoy a nice glass of water on a warm day. Hundreds saw and stopped in our tent, decked out in blue and banners promoting the Realtor brand.
On Sunday, April 24, PRO members helped staff a water station on the run course, getting them right inside the race action! PRO Chair Mindy Rovillo, Vice Chair Tom Shelly, and Treasurer Kevin Batdorf presented awards to the winners. Many of the approximately 150 award winners had a friend or family member take a photo of them with Mindy in her blue shirt with giant Realtor logo for their social media pages.
Check out the photos from our St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend experience here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154428815164453.1073741845.50280299452&type=3
In addition to our hard-working volunteers, we had several Realtor Family Team members participate in the races! Here are their race results. Congratulations, athletes!
Mary Thomas – 1st place division: F 80-84 at Meek & Mighty (49:05)
Kent Rodahaver – 1st place division for Olympic distance (2:32:01)
Lisa Abraham – 2nd place division for Olympic distance (2:50:00)
Vidian Boulogne – 3rd place division for the sprint distance (1:12:12)
Katie Shotts – 3rd place charity division F for Olympic distance (3:32:52)
Rachel Sartain -Olympic distance (3:32:03)
Becky McConnell – Olympic distance (3:32:34)
Stephen Sexauer – Olympic distance(2:49:14)
Stephanie Huffman – sprint distance(2:07:04)
Kevin Chadwick – sprint distance (1:31:25)
No event of this size is possible without the volunteers, and we had several members of the Realtor family donate their time. Our volunteers worked at our Expo tent on Friday and Saturday of race weekend, and on race day handing out water to runners and medals at the finish line. Many thanks to the following people for their service:
Stella Jacobson & family