Catherine Blizzard and Daniel Widtfeldt keep their cool to Win Too Cold to Hold Half Marathon
January 31, 2023
Beloved Dallas running event gets warm reception, warmer temperatures than normal
DALLAS /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Known for chilly forecasts over its more than 25-year history, the Too Cold To Hold Half Marathon, 10K and 5K at White Rock Lake had unseasonably mild temperatures Saturday. Close to 2000 runners joined Run Project for their second race of the year. Daniel Widtfeldt and Catherine Blizzard championed the half marathon event with times of 1:17:24 and 1:32:17 respectively.
Other top performances included:
- Owen Torczon, 2nd place in the Men’s half marathon with a time of 1:18:16
- Joshua Pauley, 3rd place in the Men’s half marathon with a time of 1:24:04
- Tammy Haws, 2nd place in the Women’s half marathon with a time of 1:32:18
- Libby Bolner, 3rd place in the Women’s half marathon with a time of 1:34:14
- William Firth, Men’s 10K winner with a time of 33:33
- Lazaro Perez, 2nd place in the Men’s 10K with a time of 35:30
- Dillon Khera, 3rd place in the Men’s 10K with a time of 37:15
- Brittani Marsteller, Women’s 10K winner with a time of 39:10
- Sarah Wood, 2nd place in the Women’s 10K with a time of 44:16
- Stephanie Jenkins, 3rd place in the Women’s 10K with a time of 45:25
- Jose Alfonzo, Men’s 5K winner with a time of 15:46
- Drew Davis, 2nd place in the Men’s 5K with a time of 16:36
- Ali Toomes, 3rd place in the Men’s 5K with a time of 17:01
- Gabriela Deleon, Women’s 5K winner with a time of 16:43
- Daniella Mora, 2nd place in the Women’s 5K with a time of 17:56
- Krystal Quiroga, 3rd place in the Women’s 5K with a time of 18:27
- Kristin Milton, 1st place in the 5k’s nonbinary division with a time of 33:34
“Our Too Cold To Hold and Too Hot To Handle Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races offer runners a chance to test their fitness on the same course in two unique conditions,” said Run Project Owner Tanna Wood. “We hope to see each and every one of our participants back in July to see how they fair around White Rock Lake in the summertime.”
After venturing from Norbuck Park, down the west side of White Rock Lake, and back, participants were awarded snowflake-adorned medals at the finish line. A celebration followed featuring a Yuengling Flight beer garden, complimentary food, and music by Run Project resident DJ Dame.
The event put a spotlight on charity partner Girls on the Run DFW, which has 10,000 girls served in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex since 2004. Girls on the Run provides fun, evidence-based programs for elementary and middle school aged girls that build their confidence, kindness and decision-making skills through dynamic lessons that instill valuable life skills. Girls on the Run DFW Metroplex operates programs in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Ellis, Johnson, Rockwall, Kaufman, Grayson and Denton Counties.
The Run Project race series attracts thousands of runners from across the metroplex, the state, and the nation, and raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities. The series includes nine events, the largest of which is coming up next on Mar. 11: the St Paddy’s Day Dash 5K Run. Registration is now open.
For more information about Too Cold To Hold and the Run Project race series, visit www.RunProject.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT RUN PROJECT
Run Project is Texas’ and the southwest’s premier race series. Run Project represents the top 2% of running events that are locally owned and operated in the Texas area. They are part of the Racing Systems, Inc family of brands. The brand is authentically local and globally minded, creating world-class, locally-owned events that benefit causes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For more information about Run Project, visit www.RunProject.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.