In the chaos of the 20th Anniversary (the 2012 race) a kind man walked up to me and asked if there was anything he could do. In a split second I took in that he was on his bike, I needed the supplement of coffee picked up from Tony's and I had my car keys in my right jacket pocket. I handed him my car keys, asked him to pick up six pump pots of coffee from Tony's on the corner of 10th and Harris, then shook his hand and introduced myself. Turns out I just met the creativity behind this year's (2013) awards. It is awesome when you meet those people that you know you can trust right off the bat.
We reconnected this past fall and started putting together the plan and order for this year's awards. I love the idea of local art and Todd's studio in Port Hadlock definitely fits the bill. His love of sport (to ride his bike to the race site and volunteer for the majority of the afternoon) told me he would be able to make something that resonated with our finishers.
I was extremely thankful with the beautiful products he delivered the day before the race and I think the age groupers and overall winners were also pleased... I hope!
Thank you Todd for your beautiful work and gift to the Chuckanut 50k.