April 2012 - As the cool April sun rose over the award-winning Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa near Austin, TX, host of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) Annual Conference, 35 participants gathered for the annual CCO 5K Fun Run/Walk. This year marked the 13th straight year that Buckner HeavyLift Cranes, Graham, NC, sponsored the benefit event for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
A regular part of the SC&RA Annual Conference, this year's Fun Run/Walk—titled “Lost Pines Lope”—brought out both Fun Run veterans and some new runners who had not participated before. The 5K course took runners along the scenic Lost Pines trail in historic Bastrop State Park, providing an enjoyable stroll through an isolated timbered region of loblolly pine and mixed hardwoods.
Buckner President Doug Williams generously provided all participants with “Lost Pines Lope” T-shirts, beverages, and snacks. “Buckner is pleased to put on this fun annual event to support NCCCO’s efforts to improve crane safety,” Williams said. Participants are already looking forward to next year’s event, which will be held at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, AZ.
Fun Run participants gather at the Hyatt Lost Pines resort before starting the 5K run/walk.
Two race leaders emerge from the woods along the scenic Lost Pines trail.
Lost Pines Lope photo gallery