Will Gotthardt and I were able to surprise them with some gifts in appreciation. One was a book of photos and quotes from the year (this was my "special project" that you all helped with - thank you, everyone!), which you can take a look at here. After the ceremony, everyone came up and signed the book to share their thanks!
I know some of you asked about how to get a copy, and thanks to the generosity of those who sent photos, you can click above and order one. I would recommend the "premium paper" and "Imagewrap" options, since that was the layout I designed it for. I put the book together using blurb.com. Here's the dedication from the first page:
This collection of photos and quotes is a gift of appreciation to Wendell, Sarah, and Aaron for their passion and dedication to Pacific Coast Trail Runs, and the amazing season we had in 2008. Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to easily add fun and adventure to our lives.Will also presented Wendell and Sarah with a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant (thanks to many contributions), a "100-Mile Man" sweatshirt for Aaron (who completed 100 miles at Across the Years), and Starbucks gift certificates to some of the regular volunteers. The best part of the surprise gift was the generous, and well-deserved, standing ovation from the crowd in appreciation of the hard work and passion they put into every race.
- The runners, hikers, and walkers of PCTR
It was a lot of fun to see everyone in their "street clothes". Thanks again, PCTR!