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Seeking special award nominations for 2017 ADR Banquet

The Ashtabula Distance Runners Club would like to recognize individuals at the Jan. 13, 2018, annual awards banquet outside of the Grand Prix standings.

Awards are: Most Improved Male, Most Improved Female, Most Inspiring Male, Most Inspiring Female, Rookie of the Year Male, Rookie of the Year Female.

Please complete the form to submit your nominations. Share this webpage with other members you might know who are not on Facebook or work with them to fill it out if they are not web users. Let us know if you have any questions at

66 ADR members qualify for $5 banquet discount

Thanks for running this year and making 2017 our best season yet!!

Our records show the following ADR members have completed six or more races that are included in the ADR Grand Prix in 2017 and are entitled to a $5 discount to attend the 2017 annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. Jan. 13, 2018, at Martinis! in Saybrook Township.

1.    Aiden Davison

2.    Alexis Meaney

3.    Alyssa Meaney

4.    Amanda Sompii

5.    Ami Bennett

6.    Amy Kleps

7.    Andy Preston

8.    Annie Emery

9.    Bill Tobias (In Memoriam)

10. Bonnie Sikora

11. Bradley Meaney

12. Bruce Haytcher

13. Byron Perry

14. Carly Tracy

15. Chrissy Tobias

16. Christy Tobias

17. Craig Golen

18. Daniel Loose

19. David Tidd

20. Dawn Cragon

21. Dean McQuaide

22. Debbie Balch

23. Doug Kennedy

24. Erik Wilpula

25. Gabe Pytel

26. Garret Tracy

27. Gary Cox

28.George Balch

29. Heather Harmon

30. Jack Sargent

31. Jacklyn Krysa

32. Jamie Kennedy

33. Jesse Sharp

34. Jessica Kennedy

35. Jessica Kirk

36. Jim Timonere

37. John Diaz

38. John Hutchison

39. Joshua Tracy

40. JP Ducro

41. Julie Phares

42. Juliene Bernard

43. Katherine Huggins

44. Kathleen Pierce

45. Lisa Haytcher

46. Luke Stecki

47. Mary Pytel

48. Michelle Vanek

49. Mick Phares

50. Natalie Breedlove

51. Nick Nappi

52. Noelle Avina

53. Pat Douglass

54. Patty Warner

55. Phil Johnson

56. Rob Kleps

57. Rob Nappi

58. Sarah Tracy

59. Sharee Wilpula

60. Terry Putt

61. Tiffany Pelton

62. Tim Kennedy

63. Tina Davison

64. Vivian Plats

65. Walter Anderson

66. Warren Dillaway

ADR 2017 Awards Banquet RSVP and payment info

The Ashtabula Distance Runners 2017 Awards Banquet will be Saturday January 13, 2018, at Martinis Restaurant starting at 6 pm. This year the banquet will feature an expanded menu, as well as a photo booth and the awesome DJ Jeremy James to entertain us before, during and after the dinner. There will be a cash bar available, and we will hold a 50/50 drawing to make one lucky runner a little wealthier! We will be presenting awards for Male and Female Top 3 Overall, Top 3 in each Age Category and a few special awards which are voted on by your peers.

We are offering all Grand Prix qualifiers (those who ran at least 6 ADR Grand Prix races) a discounted price of $10 for the banquet meal, and $15 for all other runners and guests. Everyone is welcome!

Online RSVP and payment by PayPal or any credit/debit card is available below.

Payments can also be mailed and postmarked (click here for the  Ashtabula Distance Runners Club banquet form) by Jan. 2, 2018, to:


P.O. Box 43

Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship, as well as the club’s annual business meeting where the new slate of officers will be elected.

Menu: roast beef, stuffed chicken breast, green beans, twice-backed potatoes, garden salad, bread, soft drinks and coffee.


Payment must be received by January 2 so we can give the chef our final count.

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ADR Board members for 2018

The ADR Board is seeking people interested to serve on the board for 2018. Contact Warren Dillaway or John Hutchison to express your interest. The ADR Board looks forward to hearing from you!

Thank you 2017 B2B Half Marathon and 5K race sponsors

The Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon and 5K would like to say thank you to our race sponsors and we urge you to support these businesses and the services or products they provide:
Ashtabula County Medical Center, Apple Electric, Erie Bank, Historic Ashtabula Harbor Lift Bridge Community Association, Green Team Lawn Care Landscaping, Dr. Decato & Associates, Bascule Bridge Grille & Wine Bar, Giant Eagle, WSA Weather Sealco, Young Men’s Social Club, True Finish Landscaping, Nassief, Tony’s Deli & Catering, Greater Cleveland XC, Salon 120, Harbor Perk, Briquettes Smokehouse, Sports & Sports, Di Salvatore Insurance Agency, Glenbeigh, Grind House Gourmet Burgers, Tony’s Dog House, Star Beacon, Purola’s Bridge Street Pizza, GMR Technology, The Chalk Box, Second Sole, Halcyon Harbor District Speakeasy, Meaney Law Office, and Wychock Physical Therapy.race sponsors snip

All Are Welcome To Attend Pasta Dinner, Cash Bar at B2B Pickup on 10/28 at Purola Brothers

The Ashtabula Distance Runners Club is excited to let you know that a pasta dinner and cash bar is part of the agenda for the 2017 Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon and 5K race weekend! Everyone is invited and it’s going to be a blast.

The event will be held during race packet pickup on Saturday, October 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Purola Brothers Bridge Street Pizza, 1035 Bridge Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004.

You’re not going to want to miss out on this opportunity for a fun time out with fellow runners, even if you’re not planning to run in the race the next day.

Spouses, family members, and friends are welcome to attend even if they aren’t running either race and you can join the fun even if you’re not an ADR member.

Signing up now for just $13 per saves you $2 off the event price and really helps out ADR with planning for the event. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. Discounts are available now per person when you purchase more than one ticket.

So how can I sign up for this delicious pasta dinner?

It takes only a couple minutes. All you have to do is register and pay below. We hope you’ll join us for the fun. See you there!

  • The Ashtabula Distance Runners Board

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2017 Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon course route (map)

Here is the course route for the 2017 Bridge to Bridge Half Marathon!

The race begins at the Hubbard House driveway on Walnut Avenue by Walnut Beach, then head west on Walnut Boulevard, south on Union Avenue, east on 7th Street, north on Thayer, east on 5th Street, cross Lake Avenue to Bridge Street, east on Bridge Street to Columbus Avenue, west on West 23th St. (at traffic light), brief south to West 24th St. (Merry Street Hill), south on Lake Avenue, south on Main Avenue, east on West 46th St., south on Topper Avenue, east on 48th, south on Dwight Avenue Street, east on 51st St., through Kister property near intersection of Route 84 and 51st St., south on State Road to the Gulf Smolen Bridge and go left around cones at back. Then runners will reverse course and head back the same way to the Lift Bridge in the Harbor and turn into finish line at Morton Drive by Briquettes.2017_Bridge_To_Bridge_Half_Marathon

Register now to get the best price for the Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon and 5K!

Runners like to save money, right? Of course, we do. That’s why you should sign up now to get the best price to run the Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon, which remains $40 through Sept. 28 or $15 to run the 5K. The fees will increase to $45 and $20 respectively on Sept. 29. ADR 2017 members can receive $5 off your registration fee. Just contact one of the  ADR Board members to get your discount information before you register or post a comment on the ADR Facebook page and someone will respond to you ASAP.

Register online by clicking here.

Paper entry can be viewed here.

2017 ADR Series

The ADR Series is back for 2017! ADR Club Members who run 4 out of the 5 ADR Club sponsored races (listed below) will receive a premium. Last year, it was a nice tech half zip. The ADR Board is discussing what will be awarded in 2017 so stay tuned for more details. The announcement will be made prior to the second race of the year.

Shamrock Kickoff 2 Mile – March 18 at 9 a.m.
Greenway Trail 10K & 2 Mile – June 17 at 8 a.m.
Indian Trails 3 Mile and 6 Mile Adventure Run – July 15 at 8:30 a.m.
Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon & 5K – October 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Jingle Bell 5K – December 2 at 9 a.m.