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When you reach Aid Station #10 you have reached the Marathon turn around! With approximately 1/2 way to go until the finish line you will be served water and snacks by the team at the Genesee Store.
The Genesee Store is a bistro/deli located in Genesee Valley on Genesee Road in the historic town of Genesee.
(wherever did they come up with their name?)
They have been in business for 25 years and are family owned and operated in this unique circa 1880′s country store, post office & gas station.
This team doesn’t need to rely on flashy costumes, just take a look at the breathtaking scenery! The half-way point is a great time to re-focus and the Genesee Store team will help you do that. They have done this aid station since the beginning of Running with the Bears in 2011! Owner Robert and his team are great at personal service to each and every runner and have appreciation for not only what the runners are doing, but also what they are doing for our community.
Robert and Carol Meacher own the store and if they win in one of the categories the money would go toward medical expenses incurred battling Carol Meacher’s stage four lung cancer. Carol is a true fighter and is running her own personal matathon since being diagnosed in December 2012. She will be there at aid station #10 on race day!
Visit them on Facebook: The Genesee Store. They are the only full service restaurant in Genesee Valley.
Marathon runners will get to meet a group near and dear to Mountain Circle’s heart at Aid Station #7…The Saez Family!
The Saez’s are Alex, Stacy, Anthony and Jhona. We love them so much because Mountain Circle brought them all together! They got Anthony and Jhona as foster children when they were 5 and 4, and adopted them about a year later.
“We feel that they were meant to be our children from the time they were born, it just took us a little while to find each other! Our family has been incredibly blessed by being a family, and by the experience of foster/adoption. As they are now 13 and 14, our family has been through some fun changes and challenges.”
For their aid station, they are working on a theme of “The All American Family.” Families these days come in all different packages, delivered all sorts of different ways. Stacy said, “We’re not perfect, but we’re perfect for each other!” They have been busy testing out several homemade protein snack recipes, but have come to the conclusion that homemade peanut butter cookies will be best for our runners. Eggs and peanut butter have protein, right? :)
Hey Stacy, if you need taste testers…come by the office!!
After several years of working as an aide in public schools, Stacy is getting ready to start a teacher credential program. If they win in one of the categories, $1,000 would go a long way when applied to tuition! They would also use the money to do something fun for the kids :)
Remember to vote for your favorite aid stations at the finish line in the categories of “Best Theme” “Best Spirit” and “Best Snack” winner of each will receive $1,000!