Halloween Fun Run Winners Announced!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tabor Academy Halloween Fun Run Committee announces winners for the 2021 Halloween Fun Run
Marion, MA (October 31, 2021) – the Tabor Academy Halloween Fun Run Committee (TAHFRC) released official results of the Tabor Halloween Fun Run held on the Tabor Academy campus on Friday October 29, 2021. In the professional category (aka – members of the Cross-Country Team), Cam Gonzalez ’24 and Bradley Weldon ’23 were top finishers. In the amateur category (aka – the rest of us), Connor Phelan ’23 and Bella Garces ‘23 broke the tape first. Dr. Porter and Mr. Wojcik took home top faculty/staff awards for their fine costumes and pretty-good running skills. These athletes will be recognized at the Tabor Academy All School Meeting on Thursday November 4th.
Race committee spokesperson Anthony Torrey had several comments in a press conference this morning.
Torrey stated, “we were thrilled with the event and congratulate the entire Tabor community for showing their strong school and Halloween spirit. We were hopeful that we would be able to give finishing times to all participants but, unfortunately, our swiss timing race system, which included the latest in bio-metric wearable timing devices, never left the port of Zurich and remain stuck on a ship there as the result of the global supply chain delays. Or, at least that is what we’ve been told - which is odd because Zurich is a land-locked city in the middle of the Alps. Regardless, we went to our redundancy plan to get timing for runners using an incredibly powerful and sophisticated statical model created by Dr. Gonkulator and the HFRDSAO but the recent electrical outage did not give us enough power to run the constellation of computers required to execute this model. As such, we went to plan “C” and watched the re-play on Tabor’s IG story, just like the rest of you.”
Torrey continued, “the top runners really flew around the course but, curiously, it seems the costumes Mr. Gonzalez and Ms. Weldon used actually enhanced their performance. In fact, we have already shared information on these costumes with USA Track and Field who expressed interest after closely watching the results on the School’s IG account. We do believe that next year, the cross-country team should wear more suitable costumes to make the race even more of a fair match. Something like those blue sharks. Those costumes were great! In the amateur category, Mr. Phelan and Ms. Garces truly impressed. The soccer programs must run those athletes a lot!”
Torrey elaborated, “the faculty and staff of Tabor academy, while perhaps not the fastest, did bring some of the finest costuming ideas. Dr. Porter dressed in a hand-made, incredibly authentic Jedi x-wing fighter outfit. The force is clearly with her, always. Mr. Wojcik, what can we say? He was the spitting image of David S. Pumpkins. Hilarious! We were concerned, however, with those who chose Harry Potter themed costumes. The majority of Tabor community members were in Slytherin House. I mean, what’s up with that?”
Torrey concluded, “Overall, the Tabor community is fantastic! We knew they would bring it and they delivered. We are so grateful to the faculty, staff, and parent volunteers who helped support the event and we will now begin a year-long fact-finding mission to visit “fun runs” across the globe (in a covid-safe manner, of course) to mine these events for further improvements to our concept we brought to Marion on Friday.”
Happy Halloween Seawolves!