This month we would like to recognize the efforts of Coach Rick Ford. He and his Cardinal Ritter cross country team have staffed water station R on the marathon course since 2010. Since taking over the water station on 30th St. they have provided a party like atmosphere that very few rival as they have won the water station spirit competition the last two years.
Between Rick's passion for distance running and teaching his team the importance of volunteering, the Monumental water station experience has turned into a tradition for the Cardinal Ritter cross country team. They have become so committed to the IMM and our cause that in 2013 the athletes volunteering on Nov 2 could potentially miss some teammates competing at the state cross country meet on the same day.