I got a note from Jenny Grich of the Tustin Public Schools Foundation. As you know, they put on the Annual Dinosaur Dash that has become part of the tapestry of life here in Tustin. Participation rates right up there with Tiller Days and the Chili Cookoff. This year’s event was held on November 4, 2012. Held at the Tustin Marketplace, the event draws thousands of people a year to run and, this year, ride the mean streets of Tustin Ranch for a few hours. Jenny wanted me to let everyone know how much they appreciated the participation and the sacrifice of the local residents who have to put up with the traffic and noise. I, of course, would like to think the residents don’t mind as they came out to participate.
This year, Jenny tells me, they had 7,233 people particpating in the event. Some rode, some ran and some walked. There were even more people who attended the even expo at the Marketplace. “We do not know how much money we made yet, since that will take some time, but with the number of sponsors we had and the number of smiling faces at the event, we know that it was just a complete success.”
The Foundation also apologized for the shortage of t-shirts, saying they had 1.000 more runners than last year. If you did not get one, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with your bib number and size. They will make sure you get one.
The best part is, the money goes back to Tustin schools and affects many of the programs of our kids.
By the way, if you qualified for an award at the event, you can pick it up at the TPSF office. Great going and we look forward to seeing everyone next year.