September- it's a busy time for accountants. It means heavy workloads, deadlines and putting in hours on the weekends. But that doesn't mean we don't stop to spend time in the community, and this year we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in the Stan the Marathon Man 5K & 10K Walk/Run at Santa Rita Park.
The event is hosted in honor of Stan Rabbe, a Durango local who passed away from complications of Alzheimers in January of 2015. Stan was an avid outdoorsman and traveler, who enjoyed hiking, hunting, cycling and more. All of the funds and donations raised for the event are given to the Alzheimer’s Association Durango or Fort Lewis College Foundation – Athletes To End Alzheimer’s Scholarship, all the funds stay local.
Our firm participated as a group, though some of us ran the 10K while others walked the 5K. Even some of our furry companions joined us for the event. There were tons of community members there, everyone had a smile on their face and we all had a wonderful time participating. Local musicians and bands were placed throughout the course, playing music and keeping participants excited and energized. There were several water stations all manned by smiling volunteers and at the finish line you received fun bead necklaces. Several of the local bakeries and grocery stores provided food and drinks.
Overall, it was a fantastic event raising money for a great cause. Made even better by the fact that all the funds stay here in our community! And even though most of us had to come to the office after the event, we still look forward to participating again next year!