While weather forecasters predicted a soggy race day, the rain held off until late in the annual Brooksie Way half marathon, just before 11 a.m. and after a bulk of the approximately 6,200 runners had crossed the finish line, 8 of them from Plymouth.
An additional four Canton residents participated in the 5K event as well.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, whose late son Brooks Stuart Patterson is the namesake for the event, joked that while the official estimate was about 6,200 runners, he "personally counted 7,000" crossing the finish line.
"Next year we hope to have you all back, and a couple more," he told a lively crowd inside the celebration tent after the race.
Check out Rochester Patch's coverage here.
Here's how Canton residents fared:
Half Marathon results
- Amber Dermyre, 23, placed 125, with a time of 1:35:34
- Gurdeep Singh, 51, placed 640, with a time of 1:52:32
- Tamil Arunachalam, 28, placed 1,138, with a time of 2:03:06
- Robert Franco, 29, placed 2,287, with a time of 2:16:26
- Andrea Oleszczak, 44, placed 2,287, with a time of 2:40:47
- Prabha Bhat, 43, placed 2,296, with a time of 2:40:48
- Christine Vanhoet, 50, placed 2,297, with a time of 2:40:48
- Des Scanlon, 56, placed 74, with a time of 3:47:57
- Erin Fluharty, 36, placed 391, with a time of 30:52
- Guninder Singh, 45, placed 1,242, with a time of 45:24
- Mel Ream, 39, placed 1,517, with a time of 55:05
- Tonya Bugaski, 40, placed 1,560, with a time of 56:46
View the full results here