-- Weather on Wednesday, setting up, was difficult. Race day was much better even though it was cold.
-- A moment of silence for Colleen Ritzer and the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
-- The Andover Police get very high grades, enhancing support once again, with Safety Officer Chuck Edgerly and Andover DPW leading the way.
-- Someone stole everything at one of the water stations - tables, barrels, cups, pitchers, rakes, shovels and trash bags. Crews had to go back to the DMSE warehouse to replace all that was stolen.
-- All three nonprofits - Ironstone Farms, Bellesini Academy, Merrimack Valley YMCA and the Merrimack Valley Striders - combined to raise well over $100,000.
-- A lot of the leftover food was donated to Lazarus House after the race.