AFD had a very good showing for the September 25 Silicon Labs Austin Marathon Relay benefitting Junior Achievement of Austin. More than 500 teams of five members each ran various segments of a full 26.2 mile marathon (12k, 10k, 10k, 5k, 5k). City of Austin teams were eligible to register free and AFD had seven teams participate. One AFD team of elite runners, "Team Benny" (in honor of FF Benny Balderrama), placed second overall with a total time of 2:39:30. That group was led by FF Lance Parker (E20/C) who led off the 12k loop with a fine time of 41:17. Other team members were FS Nathan Childress (E8/A), FF Patrick Healey (E9/B), FS Tyler Eads (E6/A), and FS Larry Clowry (E8/C).
There was also an AFD Women’s Team, an AFD Over 50 Team, and several other Station 18 “Benny Balderama” teams.
Way to go AFD runners!