It was a chilly rainy morning, but Team Manor Mania was cheerful and ready to run in the Oldfields Half Marathon and Relay powered by Back On My Feet, a program that channels the power of running to help end homelessness. As a sponsor, The Manor Conservancy has supported the program and the annual race for several years, but this was the first year a Manor team participated.
Member Brian Flowers ran the first leg. A wardrobe malfunction hampered him only slightly (thank goodness for safety pins), and he handed off to Board Member Hope Pearce, who ran the second (and longest) leg in fine style. Administrative Director Renee Hamidi finished the race, and while the team wasn't the fastest, its baton did win first prize. Many thanks to Vice -president Gloria Cameron and her husband Steve for their creative rendition of a fish carved from a hammer handle.