The 2008 Brookline Breeze
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Runners and walkers sing the
National Anthem at the starting line
shortly before the beginning of the
27th Annual Brookline Breeze 5K.

The 27th running of the Brookline Breeze was held on August 9, 2008. On a bright sunny day, over 500 runners and walkers from the Pittsburgh Metropolitan region competed in the annual neighborhood 5k Run/Walk.

Pat McGuire was the top male finisher with a time of 15:54. The top female was four-time champion Ann Mazur, with a time of 19:09. Both runners are from the Pittsburgh area. Among Brookliners, Firefighter Ed Hurley clocked a time of 20:17.

Following the awards presentation, the 3rd Annual Brookline Breeze Community Festival was held. Rock 'n roll music filled the air as live entertainment, featuring Brookliner's Jake and Mark Zucco, kept the crowd hopping. Other attractions included a petting zoo, moonwalk, face painting, balloon artists and a climbing wall.

It was a great day for the community of Brookline and race enthusiasts everywhere. Special thanks go out to race organizer Debbie Brust, whose tireless efforts, year after year, should always be remembered. Thanks also to the many corporate and local sponsors, the volunteers, and Citiparks, whose generosity and assistance have made the Brookline Breeze one of the best neighborhood races in the City of Pittsburgh.

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* Photos provided by Clint Burton and Linda Andrews *

Brookline Breeze 2008

The Race and Awards Presentation

The Hurley's are ready.
Ed Sr. finished as Brookline's
top neighborhood runner.

Runners and Walkers mingle at
the starting line shortly before
the beginning of Brookline Breeze.

Thanks to the Citiparks
Spinal Tap Sound Crew,
featuring Brookline's
own Nate Tunell

Live entertainment, featuring
Brookline's own Mark and Jake Zucco,
along with Jeff Ardolino and friends,
kept the crowd hopping all morning.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl fires the
starter's pistol to begin the race.

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Way to go Michael (60)! He couldn't
wait for the race and then showed
us all that he could really run.

The Awards Presentation

Faces in the crowd. That looks
like the Varlotta's. Go Gigi and Elisa!

The Winners

 of 2008 Brookline Breeze winners!

Ann Mazur and
Pat McGuire

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