Runner of the Month
Unlike some folks, I absolutely love running. It’s my favorite thing
in the world, comparable only to hugging my dog and eating Sly Fox
pizza. This love for the sport isn’t something that I purposely
cultivated, like mushrooms or flowers, but rather a spontaneous
effect. Until my early 30s…. [Read More]
The 4th Annual Pottstown Half Marathon is History
Thank you to all of the runners, volunteers, police, medical and fire department personnel, sponsors, donors, residents and spectators.
What beautiful weather to have everyone come together to create a memorable day. We look forward to seeing everyone next year.
We’ve received the sad news that SFTC member Dave Derosa passed away on July 4th after running a race. He was 45 and leaves behind a wife and three children. Dave succumbed while doing what he loved – running and inspiring his family to follow a healthy lifestyle.
Dave took up running eight years ago as part of a science fair project at the school where he was a 5th grade teacher. Since then, he has competed in races of all distances up to the half marathon with plans to complete a marathon this year. A longer term goal was to run in all 50 states and parts of Europe.
Please keep his wife, Wendy, and children in your thoughts.
Viewing and Celebration of Life information:
The viewing will be on Monday the 9th, 5-7pm at Moore, Snear, Ruggiero funeral home in Trappe. There will be small burial service for family only Tuesday morning. The main service will be a Celebration of Dave’s life at the Auditorium at Upper Merion Middle School in King of Prussia, 4-6pm on Tuesday the 10th, all are welcome.
Those wishing to donate in Dave’s name should contribute to the Dave DeRosa Memorial Fund at the College Settlement Camp of Philadelphia. Donations may be sent to 600 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA 19044 or online at collegesettlement.org/how-you-can-help
We will also have a area for you to donate at our Summer Series Race on Wednesday.