9th Annual Betty ReeZ WhoopieZ Race
Betty ReeZ is a local gourmet Whoopie Pie business owned by Betty Zolla. As a Freeport resident, both of her sons went through the Freeport school system and Cross Country. She has served on the Running Boosters Committee since it was founded in 2008. Her eldest son has been the Assistant Coach for the Falcons and is an integral part of the Freeport running community.
Her gourmet desserts are a delectable treat for any occasion. Baked from the warmth of her Maine home,, she uses only the finest ingredients to create a unique texture and taste. She offers a variety of flavors and sizes. To try for yourself go to Betty ReeZ website or look for them at local vendors/cafes.
October 10, 2016
1 mile race at 9:00 a.m. and 5K XC Trail Run at 9:30 a.m.
Benefits the Freeport Running Boosters
$100 prize to the overall male and female 5K winners.
Various size WhoopieZ will be awarded to the top two 5K finishers in the following age groups.
- 14 and under
- 15 - 19
- 20 - 29
- 30 - 39
- 40 - 49
- 50 - 59
- 60 and above
Trophies awarded to the mile finishers in the following age groups.
- 6 and under
Every finisher gets a Betty ReeZ Whoopie Pie!
- Preregistration - 1 mile $8.00 and the 5K $12.00 before October 10th. There will be a $2.50 processing fee per runner added at check out.
- 1 Mile Team of 10 registering at the same time - $5.00 plus $2.50 processing fee per runner added at check out.
- Day of race registration 8:00 - 8:45 a,m .- 1 mile $15.00 and 5K $20.00
- T-shirts $11.00 - Shirts available for registrations received by September 30th.
If race is canceled due to extreme weather conditions, there will be no make-up date and no refunds.
About Freeport Running Boosters
In 2008 Coaches Brian Berkemeyer and Josh Zolla began the task of building a home cross-country course. Before then home meets were held at Pineland Trails. The 20 minute bus ride meant that Freeport had no advantage on their home course.
All of the labor and materials for the trail were donated by local runners and businesses. The construction includes two bridges - one spanning over 20 feet. Miscellaneous costs were all covered by the Freeport Running Boosters.
Today the trail is a great training facility for the team and a wonderful resource for community members. The proceeds of this race go toward maintenance of the trail.