Sports & Recreation

Community employees and members Rana Maracle ( 2:11), Erica Harvier ( 2:38) and Toni Harvier (2:45) participated in the PF Changs Half Marathon.

P.F. Chang's Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and 1/2

Submitted By Richie Corrales

Au-Authm Action News

More than 30,000 runners from all over the world came to the Valley of the Sun to participate in the P.F. Chang’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, January 17. The event was held in the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. The event has taken place in Phoenix for six years, and the flat course and good weather attract runners and walkers of every kind to participate.

About 30 members and employees of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community took part in the marathon, representing the Community by wearing jerseys with the official SRPMIC seal.

Erica Harvier didn’t think she would be running in the Half Marathon this year, until her son Israel asked if he could participate. Israel was inspired after running in the Community’s half marathon in October. Mother and son completed the P.F. Chang’s Half Marathon together, finishing in less than three hours. “I would not have done it if it wasn’t for my son asking me to enroll us both,” said Harvier.

The honorary starters for the P.F. Chang’s race this year were Arizona Senator John McCain and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. Both cheered “Go!” throughout the morning as each “corral” of runners was released.
P.F. Chang’s Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon Results
Top Male Finisher:
Simon Bairu, Canada, 1:02:47
Top Female Finisher: Deena Kastor, United States, 1:09:43

Community members and employees that particapted in the marathon
Starla Crabtree, - Salt River High School
Jackie Dallago —Elementary School
Orlando Goldtooth - Public Works
Erica Harvier, - Administration
Israel Harvier, (14 years old son of Erica Harvier and Community member)
Harvier, Toni – Administration
Russell Hillis - SRFD
Beverly Kahe - ECS
Daniella Lewis - Court
Mike Mainwold - Administration
Rana Maracle - (asst. Principal-elementary)
Violet Mitchell-Enos - HHS
Mercedes Morgan - Finance
Midge Ochoa - ECS
Erica Outcalt - Education
Michelle Roan - Education
Theresa Rosier – Office of General Counsel
Rachel Seepie – Community Member
Caroline Sekaquaptewa - Education
Richie Corrales – Community Relations
Darrell Stanley – Public Works
Monica Taylor-Desir - HHS
Odie Toney, Community member / SRFD
Bridget Valencia - SRHS
Lisa Whitaker - SRPD
Martina Ashley, - Education
Lisa Claw - Finance
Bryce Nelson (13 years old, son of Community member Sonya McGertt)

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