Philip brown memorial
As many of you may know, our first 100 mile winner, Philip Brown, was killed in a tragic motorcycle vehicle accident. Philip won our first annual Saint Sebastian 100 (November 2016). He also won the fastest overall first lap, which was a surprise award. This race was the first time any of us had met Philip but he made a huge impact on us as the Race Directors because of his constant good attitude combined with his modesty over being the consistent 100 mile distance lead runner. He made a huge impact on the students performing research and manning the Aid stations, as he gracefully volunteered for all of our research and on each lap he was quite gracious and always in a good mood.
Due to the tragic accident and our high regard for him, we are dedicating this year's race to Philip's memory - The Saint Sebastian 100 Philip Brown Memorial Race. The 2018 Number 1 running bib will be reserved in his honor, and Philip's wife, Mary, will keep the travelling trophy that Philip was so proud of. In return, Mary had a special traveling trophy designed in honor of Philip, which was won by Chuck Pinto at the race in November 2017. The trophy will be returned at the race for the next winner to take home for 1 year.
The Saint Sebastian 100 is located in the St. Sebastian Preserve State Park, Sebastian/Fellsmere, Florida. The race distances will be 50 K, 50 and 100 miles with a 32 hour cutoff, see about the race for all details.
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