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I receive some very nice comments and sometimes folks actually send me postal thank you's, lately from my 900 Facebook friends...Here are a few of the emails from recent years. As I always told my kids when they were young "it is nice to be thanked". Dick Ross Send me an email!! (I update about every 3 Months)

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I wonder if runners in other cities are as spoiled as we are in Kansas City? I'm guessing not. Thanks so much for doing all of the leg work! I use Seekcrun as my "google" for running. All I have to do is go to your website and BAM! every piece of information I need is right there; click to see the race info, click to register, click for results, and photos. All I have to do is get myself there! You are appreciated!!!!!!! Shannon B.

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Elizabeth Novo-Gradac...Facebook... Thank you for always being there to support all of us runners. You are amazing. God will bless the use of your gifts.

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My name is Rick and the 4K on the 4th of July was my first ever run. I also just finished checking out the pictures. You guys captured 3 really cool shots of me---and well this email is to just thank you for
all that you did on that day and for all the pictures. It is touching when people do nice things like this--as now I have some cool shots to
remember this day. Thank you again. I greatly appreciate it!!
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Dear Dick,
Thank you so much for coming again this year to the Mad Bomber Run! You provide a great service that our runners, and ALL our participants, really enjoy and appreciate. We've been sending people to your site through our Facebook group and encouraging them to LIKE your page while they're there. We know it's a long day and a late night, and we wanted you to know that we are grateful to have you as part of the event. Thank you!
On behalf of the Mad Bomber committee,
David
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David wrote: "Out of town for Longview unfortunately. Thanks for all the incredible pictures Mr Ross! Does KC have a man of the year award? Cause I'm thinking you should be a leading candidate. Love www.seek run.com"
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Thanks SO much for the great pictures of this event. Your eye for details and capturing the great moments is TRULY appreciated.

I can’t tell you enough how much it means to me to have these pictures.
Audra Mitchell
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Hello.
First, let me say how much my wife and I appreciate your photographic efforts! Having pictures of ourselves racing is a real treat.
Thanks again
Chris and Melissa Wegener

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Thanks for all of the photo you snapped at the run today. What a great thing it is you do. Really enjoyed looking at them all. Thanks again.Teri
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Sarah Rackleff posted on your Wall
"Thank you for the great pics at Mud Babe Monday! It was good talking to you! Thank you for all you do in the running community, and your smile is infectious!"
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This is an awesome service you provide. Thanks for giving back!

Sarah C. Underhill, JD, MBA
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Mitch Beller also commented on his photo.
Mitch wrote: "It is a great photo! I get better action photos from you guys than I do at the large races I run and they are free! Thanks"
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Hi
We were so grateful to have photos of our kids last year at the youth tri at jccc.

But is there a chance you might do the photos this year at JCCC?

Again the shots you got of my kids were priceless.

It’s also such good PR to post on FB..folks ask and don’t even know about the youth

Events around here that they could have their kids do
Thanks either way!

Linda
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Thanks so much for taking all those pictures! It was fun to see so many. The photographer was lots of fun and has so much energy.
Thanks to him he lightened the mood of everyone.

Sincerely,
Heather Angell
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Thanks so much for all the great pics!! They were different than the typical tri pics and that is a huge plus!
Thanks so much, I hope you guys are at a lot more triathlons in the area!

-Chris Donnelly=

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Hi Dick,
Thank you for being at the Heart & Sole and taking all the wonderful pictures. It was my sons first race...he is 8 years old and absolutely was thrilled to run with his running club at school in this event. Thank you for capturing all these great memories!
Wendy
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Dick Ross,

Thank you very much for taking the photos before, during and after the race. I came out from California with my Dad so especially loved the ones of us at the start and the finish.

Thanks again, it was very much appreciated.

Ben
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Thank you SO much for taking/posting such great photos of the Free State 100K! I wasn't able to be there for the race, so it's great to get to see so many terrific pictures of my boyfriend (Ben Hian), and also of all the other runners. It really gave me a good sense of what a fun day it was. Ben, also, really appreciates your contribution to the day. We wish we had someone like you here in California! I posted one of the pictures to Facebook, with credit and a link to your site -- I hope that's okay??

Many thanks,
Audrey Oberman
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Jodi Saso-I am currently putting together a scrap book of every race I have done and it has gotten VERY expensive to buy all of those pics. I agree that Action Sports Images charges a lot of money for even a single pic (which is what I get) and I love that SeeKCrun does it for free! I feel that I would be more inclined to spend a little extra on the registration fee if I knew I would get free photos. I LOVE the Seekcrun folks too! They provide great pics!
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I like SEEKCRUN best. I can e-mail a link to family and friends scattered across the country and share my photos. Top quality photos that capture the moment and fun of the event.
Stanley Peterson, Jr

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My family participated in the Eitas 5k with my daughter. The pictures are awesome. Becky B.
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Just wanted to say thank you for such a great service. I ran the solo at
the Brew to Brew and truly appreciate your work.

Andrew Worthington
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Dick,

I see you are taking pictures at Brew to Brew. Just wanted to thank you again for doing the Parkway 15K in St Joe last year. I always like a picture from races I run. And you took a great one of me towards the end of the parkway.

Thanks,
Barefoot Dave

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I had a great day at the race and would absolutely go back to do it again. The race is put on by a very experienced group of trail runners and it shows. The volunteers were the best you could ask for, the timing and results were immediate, the shirt/mug/medal were great, and you also get TONS of FREE photos. Much better than some races where they want $80 for your pics (cough, Boston).
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I loved all of the pictures!! Thank you so much for capturing all of those picture perfect moments.

I can’t remember the man who took my teams photos (Sig Kap Doves) But he was so cheerful and I loved it!

Thank you again the pictures are so great!

February 18th 2012 Polar Bear Plunge at St. Joseph Missouri
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Jerry Henley
Jerry wrote: "Dick you and your team deserve special recognition. It is one thing to run in those conditions but you don't get to move around like the runners. My hat is off to you sir."
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Bryan Hay
All of those runners and volunteers saw a great photographer braving and enduring the same elements!

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Ryan Hahn commented on your status update.
Ryan wrote: "Thanks again! That race would not have been as great without all of the pictures."

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The awesome 2012 WyCo "Ice" Version 5K trail Run was my first trail run and it won't be my last. Larger sized images will be a great keepsake!

Thanks so much for this service! It was a tough haul trudging up that hill but hearing you call out that it was time for a photo was great motivation!

ann
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Thank you so much for sharing the photos! What a great day, and great turn out for a great cause!

Dana Hille
Raymore-Peculiar
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Thank you so much for the opportunity to see the other groups – from where I was standing you could not see a lot!

Jo Anne Barr
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First off, thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. We are from Salina and don't have anything like this available to us. This was my son's first half marathon and I am so thankful for your pictures to remember it by. (Unfortunately I was shaking so hard from the cold mine were blurry!) Thank you again, what a wonderful thing this is for the people of KC and surrounding areas.
Paula Irish

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Hello Dick,
I was great to see you at the Topeka Half Marathon. Thanks for promoting it. I think you played an important role in this years record breaking attendance.
Mitch
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Sir,

Thanks for the great photos of the event! Great way to remember how
cold it was! Maybe next time, get a photo of me at the bottom of Urish
hill, BEFORE it sapped my will to run! Just kidding, and thanks!

Great job on getting the pictures up quickly too

Thanks again
Andrew
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Hi Seekcrun,
Chris Brown commented on your status.Chris wrote: "You Rock.. Thanks for the photos"
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Hi Seekcrun,
Tracy Ditsch Jones commented on your status.
Tracy wrote: "You are the best! Thank you!"
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We certainly appreciate everything you do. 458 entries and counting and a lot of that number can be attributed to your promotion and free photos for all. Looking forward to next Saturday.
Brad
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Hi Seekcrun,
Maggie Truitt commented on her Wall post.
Maggie wrote: "Thanks! If ever I get discouraged or overwhelmed with race planning or to-do lists, I look at last year's pictures and feel renewed again! Thanks for your awesome work!"
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Bob Dippold posted on your Wall.
"I really appreciate all you do. You are a real gem to KC run/bike/swim/trail etc events. You provide a great service and bring a lot of joy to everyone you engage with. I know there are a lot of people that feel the same way that I do that maybe haven't written it. Your a good man. - Bob Dippold"
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Dick
You are the champion of the running community. The events we support are not complete without the memories in the pictures you take.
Let me know what we can do to continue to support your mission.

Thank you so much! Raul Flores
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Thank you for what you bring to our special events each year!! :) We appreciate you so much!

I wish I would have been in town to celebrate at the BBQ! Hopefully next time.
Happy Holidays!!!!
Lisa
(A Chance for Children 5K/10K)
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Thanks Dick! I appreciate seeing your smiling face at so many races through the years. Have a very Merry Christmas!
- Kelly
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Tracy Cichon commented on your link.
Tracy wrote: "Thank you for your hard work! I travel almost 2 hours several times a year to run races in KC and I love seeing you at the racing events - you bring a smile to those around you! Thanks for the photos too!"
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Dick,
Got the photo collage yesterday evening - looks great. I've gotten comments from some of the runners how they've accessed your photos at SeeKCRun. Definitely a demand for photos at the races.

Hope you are enjoying the break you promised yourself.Gene

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Hello,
We attended the Girls on the Run 5k run at Crown Center and would like to have these photos emailed, please:

Thank you for taking the pictures and providing this service. This way we can share the excitement of the run with family and friends who could not come. Your pictures are better than mine, anyway!!!!

Sharon Fulks
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Thank you for providing this service! It is wonderful and you take great photos! Look forward to seeing you at other events!

Tiffany L. Reed |
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The Halloween Hustle in Lee's Summit was my first official 5k. Thank you so much for taking the time to helping me record some memories that I wouldn't have had otherwise!
Madde Wisner
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Thank you for photographing the Lake Perry Rocks trail race last weekend! My wife and I had a wonderful time participating in the event and really enjoyed the photos you took of not only us, but the other other runners and surrounding area as well. You captured the entire event which was fun to re-live after the race through your photos.

Thanks again and keep up the good work!

Shay Westbrook
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Dick,
I met you a few years back at my first run, and I have had the pleasure of your friendship ever since. Today at the "Run to Stop Underaged Drinking" you did it again, making the run fun and exciting for ALL. You gave out"Cow Bells" to everyone and Volunteer Medals to all the volunteers, all of which were greatly appreciated. I have never heard anyone say a "bad" word about you, only words of thanks. In short, thank you Dick Ross, you a Special Person. Carl

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Dear Dick,
Once again, I want to thank you and tell you how much we appreciated your presence at the trail run yesterday. You add so much enthusiasm and joy to our event!
You are truly a special person.
Marcia and Steve
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Thanks for the fine photos of all, and especially of my 40 year old baby daughter and her family. This was her first event ever and you can't believe how proud we are of her. She is Angela Joyce
Gerald Grant
Raymore, MO
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Thank you for the wonderful photos from the Sacred Steps event. This is hopefully the first of many walk/runs my fiance and I will take together and we have a great photo of us crossing the finish today. Thank you also for posting the photos for free downloading – what a nice thing!

God Bless,Beth
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Thanks for taking the photos. You were a ray of sunshine during the event, and it’s wonderful to look at the photos!

Heather Carter
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GREAT pictures! Love, love, love them! You really captured the spirit of the triathlon. Thank you so much!

Therese Kearney
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Hello!

Thank you so much for taking pictures at the OMC triathlon this weekend! This was my 1st tri and my husband was not able to attend. Thanks to you, I'll have pictures of the event! There are a few shots that I would love for you to email to me:

Thank you very much,
Jane

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Thank you so much for your awesome photos! Since my regular photographer/cheering section, my husband, is in Afghanistan, he will be thrilled to see these.
Thank you!!
Ann Parthemore
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Ross,
You are doing a tremendous job and I look forward to seeing you at Sacred Steps Sept. 24th. Keep having fun doing what you are doing Taking pictures of us runners!
Blessing, Peace and Grace, Mark Trefry
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Hello, I participated in yesterday’s event and am interested in having you email me jpg copies of the photos you took.

I am from Tulsa – have been running for years and have never seen the type of service you provide. I was amazed when I looked at your website and all the pictures you take. KC running community is very fortunate to have someone like you! Keep up the great work!

Thanks & have a great day!
Cindy Webb

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Great photos! Thanks for being there and for all the other races that you cover. Kansas City is so lucky to have you and your staff providing us these photos. You are the 'Sunshine' in our running lives.

Carolyn Mitchell
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Thank you very much for coming out to Hot Trot race at Shawnee Mission Park yesterday. I think it is very cool that you photography the various races around Kansas City. As a race participant, it is so much fun looking back at the moments you captured.Thanks again for your time and efforts and keep up your great work!!!

Best Regards,
Cassie
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Ross,

You asked for comments and here they are...Fabulous! Your pics were great! Both the action and fun shots were right on! Thanks again for being there!

Marsha Futch
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Mr. Ross -

Just found my picture from the Mad Bomber run at Iola. I am image 355
at the finish line in my Mizzou shirt. It was my first night race and
a lot of fun. I was there by myself but my two daughters are getting a
chuckle out of the pained look on my face. I had been chasing the
other 48 year old in front of me the whole race but couldn't catch
him. Many thanks for the picture.

I see you taught at JCCC. I am an accounting professor at Pittsburg
State; too young to retire but sometimes I think the students wish I
would.

David
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David O'Bryan
St. Paul, Kansas
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Dick,

Thank you so much! You really do too much for the KC running community, and I don't even know where to start thanking you. I hope you have fun at the duathlon, and don't stress about making it to both. We'll probably socialize till around 11, or whenever things taper off.
Take care, and I have my SeeKCRun cowbell with me at every race! Perhaps after Bad Ben's Trail Nerd World, you should encourage people to send you pictures of where SeeKCRun gear has traveled to post on your site. :)

Cheers & God Bless,
Brad
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We can't thank you enough Mr. Ross. You really did a great job and I think the people loved it! Not only the runners but a lot of people had their picture taken and the drag race pictures should go over very well. They all turned out great!
Thank you very much again, and I hope you'll come back next year!
Thanks!
Chris
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My wife, grand kid, and I were at the Shawnee Mission Triathlon yesterday. We were sitting on a blanket along side the road and little Lyla and her grandmother were reading a book. I saw the picture posted this morning.

Also, we have been doing Head for the Cure for years... since 2005 or 6 maybe. We always show up as Team Eldon. And will be there next month. We've always appreciated the pictures you take. It was mentioned that the 2006 pictures were lost due to a server failure but that the pictures were still on DVD. I have links to your pictures on my website.

Thanks again!

Frank
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Just looked at the photos from the Melvin run. What a fantastic job! Small town life at its best.

Thanks.
April Hudson

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Thanks for the great pictures from the Village Shalom run!

Mike Round

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Bryan West commented on your status.
Bryan wrote: "Thanks for the great pics! Including my new profile pic! Thanks for providing documentation of my first trail race!!"
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It was great to meet you today and then to see the pictures up so soon. I ran today pushing my son in a stroller. We’re the ones that won the pedal tractor in the drawing. I love having pictures of us at the race. Thanks so much!

Kate McNeil
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I just wanted to tell you how fun you were taking pictures today! You really enjoy what you do and that shows!! I just wanted to tell you thankyou again for doing what you do and making it fun for us along the way!!! I cant wait to see the "rockettes" pictures you took of my friends and I at the Parkway run! I hope you have a great weekend!! - Karen
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Dear Dick Ross and Partners,

I just wanted to write you and tell you how much you are appreciated.

I am always happy when I pull up to my sons running events and see you or
one of your partners running around taking pictures. What an amazing thing
you are doing in this day and age. I am always there taking pictures for my
sons memory book but you have much better cameras and are always able
to capture photos that I can never get. You always post the pictures so quickly
after the race, also. That is very nice!

I cant tell you how much you are appreciated and hope you will be able to
continue this wonderful service for all the runners and their families. We all
truly appreciate it and hope you are compensated for all your efforts. You are
such a nice person as well as your partners.

Thank you again!

Vicki Hake
vickihake@att.net
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Thanks for taking all these pictures! I love them and you guys are awesome!
Kayley Otto
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Kyle wrote:
"Thanks for coming to Topeka. Excellent pictures!"

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Eric L.
Dick - thanks for all of the pictures you have taken over the years. After a race, I go to your sight searching for pics before I check the race results! Thank you!!

 

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Thanks for the race photography! I was impressed with the quick turn around time on the availability of the photos on your website. I also appreciate knowing our awards are unique. We thought they were pretty cool, but we have no perspective on that! I believe we will be arranging the details for our 2010 race soon so I hope you’ll do business with us again. Diane

 

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Rebecca wrote:
"Thanks for all the pics. My parents want to thank you too!!"

 

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Mike F. .....Agree with kudos for your work Dick. I've saved numerous running pics you've taken for electronic running collage. It's much appreciated

 

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Ken wrote:
"Hey Dick it's me. What would us runners do without you to take the pics.

 

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Gay wrote:
"Great seeing you this morning, Dick! Thanks again for everything you do...especially chasing down McGriff the Crime Fighter so we could get a picture!"

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I participated in Brew to Brew and after looking at photos had to read the “About” on your website to find out just who was behind the very generous free photos from the run! After reading about your passion for running and photography I thought, “WOW, what a great guy”. The world needs more people like you. You have found your own way to make the world a better place. Thank you for that. -Anna

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You simply take the best running pics period. The KC running community is blessed to have you! My two sons ran the 5K and somehow not a single pic showed up of them down in Little Rock
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Dick,

Thanks for the race photography! I was impressed with the quick turn around time on the availability of the photos on your website. I also appreciate knowing our awards are unique. We thought they were pretty cool, but we have no perspective on that! I believe we will be arranging the details for our 2010 race soon so I hope you’ll do business with us again. =Diane L. Bellquist

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Dick Ross at http://www.seekcrun.com/ worked his magic again, stayed up all
night, & made pictures from yesterday's Free State Trail Race available. Check
them out at his website.

I'd like to give a non-solicited plug for Dick Ross. While the race directors
pay Dick for his time, he works for very little in comparison to other
photographers. He is retired and a former runner who find joy in taking
pictures at all the regional trail races and providing them for free to
participants. Unlike other photographers at races, you cannot buy products from
him and he will gladly send you a high resolution photo (for free) if you email
him. If you feel inclined, please consider donating a couple of bucks using the
"donation" link on the top right of http://www.seekcrun.com/.


OK - end of shameless plug. Dick- we appreciate what you do!
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Your pictures always turn out amazing and just wanted to send a quick line of thanks!

Betsy
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Dick,

I participated in Brew to Brew and after looking at photos had to read the “About” on your website to find out just who was behind the very generous free photos from the run! After reading about your passion for running and photography I thought, “WOW, what a great guy”. The world needs more people like you. You have found your own way to make the world a better place. Thank you for that. -Anna Anna Wolfe
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Thanks for the pictures Dick. These are some of the best I have ever seen.

Chris Nicely ...rockn K
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Dick,

Thank you for all the work you do for the running community. Your services are invaluable and leave runners and their families precious snapshots in time of their lives and life experience they would otherwise not have.

Thank you once again. You are appreciated.

Tom
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Raven Rajani commented on your status.
Raven wrote: "Races aren't the same without you!!!!! Their loss, our gain......we LOVE you and your awesome pics! Thanks for all you do (hug)."
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Hi all,

Thank you for the free photos that do add to this event. Very nice quality too. Appreciate you staying out there in the cold to make it happen for all of us.

All the best,Rafo
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Hi Dick,

This past summer I took on coaching and directing at Personal Best as Steve Hinman retired. I get your e-mails which keep me up to date with local running events and I've been to your site. I was thrilled to see Personal Best on the list of training services. Thank you for including us! But, most of all I wanted to thank you for being out there for all of us coaches, race directors and runners big and small. I first saw you when my son and I ran at the USATF Rim Rock cross country meet, oh way long ago I can't even remember when. You were out at one of the beautiful covered bridges. My first impression was, "here is a gentleman who is out here supporting all runners no matter what their speed. And since then, I've seen you at many local races, rain or shine and most recently at the top of Urish Hill at Topeka to Auburn. What a joy it was to see you there :) You are a wonderful representative of the KC running community.

Thanks from all of us at Personal Best!

Amy Parkerson-Mitchell, MSPT
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These were great pictures. Thank you so much for taking them. It was great to see the look on the faces & for such a WORTHY cause!
~Vickie
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Thanks, so much for being there, Dick! Your presence adds so much to the runs…and your photos are fabulous (always!). BIG hugs…have a happy week!
Raven Rajani, M.A.

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Thanks, so much for being there, Dick! Your presence adds so much to the runs…and your photos are fabulous (always!). BIG hugs…have a happy week!

Raven Rajani, M.A.
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What a show!!!!! I think the sweet children's photos touch me the very most. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pix with us and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Ann and Stan Nelson
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Dick,

Your the best man! Thanks for being out there taking these shots! I think your as fanatical about these runs as we are! Chad, Blue Springs, Mo.

"Don't fear moving slowly forward...fear standing still." -Kathleen Harris

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Dick,
As always a nice collage and I just learned this fall how useful they are for promoting the event. The pictures had to have helped when I put it on the store window.

Gene
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Hey Dick,

Thanks again for all that you and your staff do to support local running. I always love scrolling through your Web site to view pics of races that I competed in or those that my friends participated in.

Could you send me the higher resolution photo from the Trail Nerds' Vet's Day 4-Miler of photo number DSC_0262.

Thanks a bunch!Chris Wristen
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I want to THANK YOU so very much for all the pictures you post from various races! We live over six hours from Lawrence and do not get the chance to see our son run very often. Thanks to you and your fabulous pictures, we get to feel like we were there!!!

Jodi N. Holmes

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First of all, I want to thank you AGAIN and AGAIN for all the wonderful pictures that you took AND for your willingness to stand out in the cold and travel to all the different races to take pics of the runners and spectators. I just cannot thank you enough and I know you get a lot of compliments, but I don't think that you truly receive all the kudos that you deserve. You are sooo special!

Well, it's not the quality of pictures that you take, but I did try to take a few pics of you taking shots of other people. I've attached 3 photos. :-) Shows how much you enjoy doing great things for other people!

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One of the main reasons that I run local endurance races and finish strong is because I get to see you and look forward to all the great pictures that you take. You ALWAYS have a smile on your face and it is evident that you have touched THOUSANDS of people/runners because so many people recognize you and I hear people say, "There's Dick!" and I hear so many great compliments from other people. You seem to really enjoy what you do for others, and I want you to know that I don't take anything you have done for granted and I'll never be able to thank you enough!

Blessings,Muffie

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Thank you for taking all those great photos!

And just to comment - I really appreciate the extra emails on local runs. One of your emails led me to the Cliffhanger run which I had never heard of although I've been running around Lawrence and KC the past 4 years. It was a great run - Thanks!!

Cristina Estenes

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Hurray for the director. That is still a very small amount to pay for all the photos you took of those people and the joy you have given is priceless.
You have done a very good thing. Thanks for your generosity. You are a blessing to all who participated and their loved ones.
Another person to be Thankful for this year. Mary Ann will print it today. Thank you.
Diane

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I had the pleasure of running my first KC area race this past weekend. I've been running for 6 years and it took my awhile to brave these bigger races. What a great event and how wonderful to discover that I could see all the pictures and even print it! This is such a great service to runners.

I am also a race director myself. We are working on our 3rd annual cross country run in Swope Park scheduled for May. We're running to raise funds for Jackson County CASA. I've attached our flyer for your information. I wondered if you'd be willing to post this run on your website and I also wanted to ask about pictures? I wasn't sure if you send photogs to any race or just races affiliated with certain groups? I'd love more information about that. Please advise.

Thanks again!

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Amanda B. Powell
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Just wanted to say thanks for the continued dedication to the runners of Missouri/Kansas and surrounding areas. I make it a point to check/hope that you are scheduled for my next race! You are beginning to become a household name!
Attached is my son holding a See-KC-run bell that he rang for me at the Pilgrim Pacer Half Marathon.

Thanks again,

-Darren Papek

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Dick,

Can not say enough!!! Everything went better than I could have ever imagined!! I know there are some things that we need to tweak for next year, and probably a few that we need to change all together............ but I must share with you that I truly don't believe that our event would have went so smoothly without all of your imput. Thank you for all your suggestions, and for encouraging me to call Raul. You both made it such a special day! I think back to that day you called me and let me know about your photo services, and I am so greatful!! Your pictures are AWESOME!!!

Many Blessings
Tammy Null
Young Life Olathe 5K

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Dick,

Once again, stellar job on the photos!

I'm the guy, Dan #152, who was talking about the shoes I won from iRunFar.com.
I mentioned I was going to do a quick write-up and submit it to Bryon
Powell, Editor-in-Chief, for review and hopefully publication to their website.
I wanted to give you a first look at what I wrote and was also hoping to get
your permission to use the photos I included in the article.

Again, THANK YOU! Please keep up the good work taking great photos of the race,
our family, the volunteers, and the event.

Let me know if you need anything,
Dan

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Dick,

Thanks very much for the excellent photography (I was bib #124) at
Blue Springs. I am an amateur sports photographer (my daughter's
soccer, softball, cross-country and basketball) and know how
challenging it can be to get good images.

Keep up the good work,

Joel Barnum

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Indika McCampbell posted on your Wall.

Indika wrote:
"Thanks for wonderful race pictures!! Its amazing that you put in just as long a day as the runners to make sure everyone had great memories of their awesome accomplishments! also really appreciate how super quick you get pictures posted..its the best thing about the day after racing :)"

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Erica Carper commented on your photo.

Erica wrote:
"Elliot and I will see you at Pilgrim. I show everyone that comes over his Wall of Fame full of free SeeKCRun pics. You are the best Dick Ross!"

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Dick,

What a great job of capturing so many runners in your photos. Our event has many individuals and families from the community along with members of The Church of The Resurrection that look forward to this run. Thank you for capturing the love we share in this worthy cause.
Thanks, Mark
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Hi!

Thanks for all you do for our KC running community! It is so much appreciated that you are there each week supporting us!

Thank you SO MUCH!!

marilyn boaz
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Rebecca Collins wrote:
"Great photos!! Thank so much for being out there and being our biggest cheerleader! :)"
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GREAT JOB ON THE PHOTOS!!!!!!

Thanks for doing such a great job taking photos for the Heartland 50 and 100
this weekend. Your efforts are truly appreciated and your photos are
spectacular.

Again thanks for the hard work and photos!
Dan

Dan Thomason
#171, Heartland 50
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Dick,
Thank you for a fabulous job last weekend. I love the picture of myself and my pacer running into the prairie sunset and I'd like to give him a framed copy.
It's picture # IMG_0889_s_.jpg
Thanks Again,
Mark Plucinski
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Hey Dick!!
So glad you could make it to Heartland..We really enjoyed you at Kanopolis for the Rockin K.
You seemed like you were having a great time at Heartland. Wished it hadn't been so hot. As always, we so enjoy your pictures. Love the one you did of Terry Rider (76 trombones) coming out of Lapland! I know it's a long day/night/day then the drive back, but just want you to know that the runners, crews, aid station people & all our friends that view these pics REALLY appreciate it.
We also love your attitude through the whole thing!
Did EVER give up til all us runners are gone
Sherri & Terry Rider (trail nerds) from Wichita
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Mindy Coolman also commented on her photo.

Mindy wrote:
"Well it is always appreciated. Seekcrun has been a deciding factor on the races I choose on several occasions!"

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Thank you so much for the pictures taken in Lawrence for Head for the cure. What you do is really great and made the race special, now I can share these pictures with my sister who has been battling a brain tumor for 14 years. Thank you!
Jen Ciszewski

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Thank you so much for all of the terrific photographs! I was in tears because I forgot my camera. This was my 7 year old son’s first race. I can’t tell you how much it means to have these beautiful pictures!

Sincerely, Jennifer Adair J
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Thank you so much for being there for the Head for the Cure in
Lawrence today. All of us on Team Big John appreciate all the photos
you took! Thank you!

Megan Mercer

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A huge THANKS from the Park Hill South Panther Band students and parents for your exceptional coverage of Riverfest.
Deb Ayers, President
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Mr. Ross,
I would like to thank you for the wonderful pictures you provide to those participating in the many events in and around KC! What a wonderful keepsake!
I have included a story about my "journey" that appeared in the local paper (Lawrence Journal World). Also, attached you will find a photo you took of me at the Olathe Medical Center Womens Triathlon on Sept 11th. As you will see after reading the article the picture you took perfectly captured the spirit of that day for me. The folks at The American Heart Association who kindly gave me permission to use their logos love it as much as I do.

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/sep/06/heart-attack-survivor-now-training-triathlon/

I ran many 5Ks this summer which was a first for me as I have had 7 knee surgeries and have never been a runner. But I used the 5Ks as training for the triathlon. I want to thank you for providing me with wonderful pictures from my "journey" this summer.
I will be sure to get a donation to you as soon as I can.
I look forward to seeing you at future events! Thanks again.
Michelle Derusseau

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Hello,
First of all I want to say a big thank you for the work you do!! I do lots of races in the KC area and almost always forget to take a camera . So your pictures are always appreciated and so good!
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE WORK YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are truly a blessing!
Jen Rudolph

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Hi Dick,
what a fun and great photographer you are. Thank you for taking photos of the recent trail running event at Clinton Lake. I think I'll need a larger version of the following commemorative photo for my wall. This was the farthest I have ever run Hi,

My son (Kyle Lewis, #99) ran is first trail run this past Saturday at Wyandotte Co Lake Park. He showed me the pics on-line. I could not go and take pics myself, so this was a WONDERFUL surprise for me to see him in so many pics. I also appreciate the final times being listed. Thanks for getting it all up so quickly!

I am a scrapbooking mom and will proudly display the pictures in his album. I would also like to give credit to those who took the pics if possible. (I know I always appreciate it when others do that for my pics.)

Anyway, thanks much!!!

Laura Lewis
Columbia, MO(until October, when I do a half-marathon.) Thanks for making me look like a pro!
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Hello Mr Ross!
Thank you for the great pictures and documenting happiest moments of our lives.

Grateful
Sladjana Tasic

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Hi Mr Ross~

Thank you so much for taking photos at the race last night! It was my first race with my Dad since I was a little girl. It means a LOT to me to have these images. It it a very generous thing you do, and from one photographer to another, I just wanted to say Thank You! You and your work are appreciated by my family!.

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Susan

Child Portrait Specialist
Susan H. Robichaud

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Dick,

One more thing I forgot to mention….The shots were AWESOME!You really have an eye for capturing people in your lens.
Keep up the great work.

Scott O'Hare

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Thanks Dick. Here is the first of three photos 118-120. You provide a great service and i like your photos of the families and non-runner shots, as I usually have my kids cheering me on. Very nice of you to come all the way out there in the mud to get the river shots too. Most guys would have stayed near the finish line!
Shane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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I like SEEKCRUN best. I can e-mail a link to family and friends scattered across the country and share my photos. Top quality photos that capture the moment and fun of the event. Stanley Peterson

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comment from Facebook:

Kayley BrookeThank you so much for taking pictures! I was at Heritage Park today and just saw them all online. It is SO nice not have have to worry about taking pictures!! And they all look so professional!!

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Rotm Smith Once again you guys did a great job out there getting some great pics

Dan Roehler from Facebook

Same day or next day is untouched by anyone else. And we are not even talking about first- and second- image pricing which makes only their full bundle pricing to be at all reasonable. Then there is the issue of image quality. They look lik...e they are all shot at f29 so they are very distracting, boring pictures since absolutely everything is in focus - but that way they maximize the mileage out of each shot. If they were of any better quality I might buy some, even at those prices. I buy about 5-10% of what's available from them. All of my favorite pics are from SeeKCRun!!


..Loved having pictures again at the BBF 5K this weekend! My expectations are set pretty high now though because I get disappointed when race pictures cost money and/or aren't posted the same day. You do a great job and I really appreciate to your work! Kate Bryant McN. on Facebook

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Thank you SO much for taking/posting such great photos of the Free State 100K! I wasn't able to be there for the race, so it's great to get to see so many terrific pictures of my boyfriend (Ben Hian), and also of all the other runners. It really gave me a good sense of what a fun day it was. Ben, also, really appreciates your contribution to the day. We wish we had someone like you here in California! I posted one of the pictures to Facebook, with credit and a link to your site -- I hope that's okay??

Many thanks,
Audrey Oberman=

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Jodi Saso-I am currently putting together a scrap book of every race I have done and it has gotten VERY expensive to buy all of those pics. I agree that Action Sports Images charges a lot of money for even a single pic (which is what I get) and I love that SeeKCrun does it for free! I feel that I would be more inclined to spend a little extra on the registration fee if I knew I would get free photos. I LOVE the Seekcrun folks too! They provide great pics!

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Dick. I misspoke on my blog, you don't just provide a service to the running scene, you're a major part of the running scene! See you on the Trails, Sir!

Jay Mooney

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From Linda Fiscus

Your pictures are AWESOME. What a fantastic service you provide. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
My husband is in Afghanistan. Being able to send him the pictures of me and our youngest boy and his Dad running will make him so happy.

Here's another thing I love about your website...your race calendar is better than active.com AND runner's world for local events. So many races I've not heard about at all and I've certainly looked. Appreciate your service.

If you could, may I have a higher resolution shots of the following shots from the Patriot Run?
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Again, thank you so much. See you at the races!
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I loved all of the pictures!! Thank you so much for capturing all of those picture perfect moments.

I can’t remember the man who took my teams photos (Sig Kap Doves) But he was so cheerful and I loved it!

Thank you again the pictures are so great!

February 18th 2012 Polar Bear Plunge at St. Joseph Missouri

Alexis Hager

Sigma Kappa Sorority
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"I had a great day at the race and would absolutely go back to do it again. The race is put on by a very experienced group of trail runners and it shows. The volunteers were the best you could ask for, the timing and results were immediate, the shirt/mug/medal were great, and you also get TONS of FREE photos. Much better than some races where they want $80 for your pics (cough, Boston). Chris Boyack
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Jerry wrote: "Dick you and your team deserve special recognition. It is one thing to run in those conditions but you don't get to move around like the runners. My hat is off to you sir."
Jerry Henley
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Ryan wrote: "Thanks again! That race would not have been as great without all of the pictures."Ryan Hahn
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The awesome 2012 WyCo "Ice" Version 5K trail Run was my first trail run and it won't be my last. Larger sized images will be a great keepsake! The file names of interest for me are:
IMG_4915_s.jpg
IMG_4916_s.jpg

Thanks so much for this service! It was a tough haul trudging up that hill but hearing you call out that it was time for a photo was great motivation! Ann
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Polar Plunge
The awesome 2012 WyCo "Ice" Version 5K trail Run was my first trail run and it won't be my last. Larger sized images will be a great keepsake! The file names of interest for me are:
IMG_4915_s.jpg
IMG_4916_s.jpg
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Thank you so much for sharing the photos! What a great day, and great turn out for a great cause!

Dana Hille
Raymore-Peculiar
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First off, thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. We are from Salina and don't have anything like this available to us. This was my son's first half marathon and I am so thankful for your pictures to remember it by. (Unfortunately I was shaking so hard from the cold mine were blurry!) Could you send me the file of one of his pics? it is IMG_0045_s.jpg. Thank you again, what a wonderful thing this is for the people of KC and surrounding areas.
Paula Irish
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I was great to see you at the Topeka Half Marathon. Thanks for promoting it. I think you played an important role in this years record breaking attendance.Mitch Pharis
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Sir,

Thanks for the great photos of the event! Great way to remember how
cold it was! Maybe next time, get a photo of me at the bottom of Urish
hill, BEFORE it sapped my will to run! Just kidding, and thanks!

Great job on getting the pictures up quickly too

Thanks again

Andrew
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Chris Brown commented on your status.
Chris wrote: "You Rock.. Thanks for the photos"
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Hi Seekcrun,
Julia tagged you in a post.

Julia wrote: "Thank you Seekcrun Ross for amazing photos!!"
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Hi Seekcrun,
Maggie Truitt commented on her Wall post.
Maggie wrote: "Thanks! If ever I get discouraged or overwhelmed with race planning or to-do lists, I look at last year's pictures and feel renewed again! Thanks for your aweosme work!"
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Bob Dippold posted on your Wall.
"I really appreciate all you do. You are a real gem to KC run/bike/swim/trail etc events. You provide a great service and bring a lot of joy to everyone you engage with. I know there are a lot of people that feel the same way that I do that maybe haven't written it. Your a good man. - Bob Dippold"
View This Wall Post
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Dick
You are the champion of the running community. The events we support are not complete without the memories in the pictures you take.

Let me know what we can do to continue to support your mission.

Thank you so much! Raul Flores
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Thank you for what you bring to our special events each year!! :) We appreciate you so much!

I wish I would have been in town to celebrate at the BBQ! Hopefully next time.
Happy Holidays!!!!
Lisa
(A Chance for Children 5K/10K)
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Tracy Cichon commented on your link.
Tracy wrote: "Thank you for your hard work! I travel almost 2 hours several times a year to run races in KC and I love seeing you at the racing events - you bring a smile to those around you! Thanks for the photos too!"
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Dick,
Got the photo collage yesterday evening - looks great. I've gotten comments from some of the runners how they've accessed your photos at SeeKCRun. Definitely a demand for photos at the races.

Hope you are enjoying the break you promised yourself.

Gene
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Thank you for taking the pictures and providing this service. This way we can share the excitement of the run with family and friends who could not come. Your pictures are better than mine, anyway!!!!

Sharon Fulks
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Bryan West 5:11pm Nov 12
Thanks for another AMAZING Trail Nerds event this morning at Pilrgim Pacer Marathon!! The volunteers were amazing, the medals are insane, the shirts are great, the course was fun and challenging. I will definitely be back at this race again next year! Thanks for so many great events this year! And also thanks for having Seekcrun Ross there for pics, it's always great to see Dick at a race!! Rock on, Nerds, you guys/gals are awesome!!
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Thank you for providing this service! It is wonderful and you take great photos! Look forward to seeing you at other events!
Tiffany L. Reed
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Maddie Wisner
The Halloween Hustle in Lee's Summit was my first official 5k. Thank you so much for taking the time to helping me record some memories that I wouldn't have had otherwise!
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Shay Westbrook
Thank you for photographing the Lake Perry Rocks trail race last weekend! My wife and I had a wonderful time participating in the event and really enjoyed the photos you took of not only us, but the other other runners and surrounding area as well. You captured the entire event which was fun to re-live after the race through your photos.
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Dick,
I met you a few years back at my first run, and I have had the pleasure of your friendship ever since. Today at the "Run to Stop Underaged Drinking" you did it again, making the run fun and exciting for ALL. You gave out"Cow Bells" to everyone and Volunteer Medals to all the volunteers, all of which were greatly appreciated. I have never heard anyone say a "bad" word about you, only words of thanks. In short, thank you Dick Ross, you a Special Person. Carl
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Thank you, Dick, for your enthusiasm! I like SEEKCRUN to be there because I get to see Dick Ross! You are one of those guys who make me feel better about me after being around you!!
Thanks Dick! Paul Boone
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Gerald Grant
Thanks for the fine photos of all, and especially of my 40 year old baby daughter and her family. This was her first event ever and you can't believe how proud we are of her. She is Angela Joyce
Gerald Grant
Raymore, MO
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Thank you for the wonderful photos from the Sacred Steps event. This is hopefully the first of many walk/runs my fiance and I will take together and we have a great photo of us crossing the finish today. Thank you also for posting the photos for free downloading – what a nice thing!

God Bless,

Beth
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Thanks for taking the photos. You were a ray of sunshine during the event, and it’s wonderful to look at the photos!

Heather Carter
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Dear Dick,
Once again, I want to thank you and tell you how much we appreciated your presence at the trail run yesterday. You add so much enthusiasm and joy to our event!
You are truly a special person.
Marcia and Steve
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Thanks again, Mr. Ross, for coming to our event! You never fail to leave
people with smiles on their faces!

I love seeing you at our race and am appreciative of the job you do!
Lightening fast, too!!

Looking forward to seeing you at the races!!

Thanks, Dick,

Paul
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Thank you for the wonderful photos from the Sacred Steps event. This is hopefully the first of many walk/runs my fiance and I will take together and we have a great photo of us crossing the finish today. Thank you also for posting the photos for free downloading – what a nice thing!
God Bless,
Beth
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Thanks for taking the photos. You were a ray of sunshine during the event, and it’s wonderful to look at the photos!
H.C.
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Thanks for the fine photos of all, and especially of my 40 year old baby daughter and her family. This was her first event ever and you can't believe how proud we are of her. She is Angela Joyce
G.G.
Raymore, MO
....I am from Tulsa – have been running for years and have never seen the type of service you provide. I was amazed when I looked at your website and all the pictures you take. KC running community is very fortunate to have someone like you! Keep up the great work!
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Great photos! Thanks for being there and for all the other races that you cover. Kansas City is so lucky to have you and your staff providing us these photos. You are the 'Sunshine' in our running lives.
C.M.

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Wonderful way to see my grandaughters without being there. Thank You!!
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Good afternoon Mr. Ross,

Thank you very much for coming out to Hot Trot race at Shawnee Mission Park yesterday. I think it is very cool that you photography the various races around Kansas City. As a race participant, it is so much fun looking back at the moments you captured.
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Thank you so much for your services! You were great and I cant wait to see all of the photos!
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Ross,

You asked for comments and here they are...Fabulous! Your pics were great! Both the action and fun shots were right on! Thanks again for being there!

M.F.
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Mr. Ross -

Just found my picture from the Mad Bomber run at Iola. I am image 355
at the finish line in my Mizzou shirt. It was my first night race and
a lot of fun. I was there by myself but my two daughters are getting a
chuckle out of the pained look on my face. I had been chasing the
other 48 year old in front of me the whole race but couldn't catch
him. Many thanks for the picture.

I see you taught at JCCC. I am an accounting professor at Pittsburg
State; too young to retire but sometimes I think the students wish I
would.

David
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D.B.
St. Paul, Kansas
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Dick,

Thank you so much! You really do too much for the KC running community, and I don't even know where to start thanking you. I hope you have fun at the duathlon, and don't stress about making it to both. We'll probably socialize till around 11, or whenever things taper off.
Take care, and I have my SeeKCRun cowbell with me at every race! Perhaps after Bad Ben's Trail Nerd World, you should encourage people to send you pictures of where SeeKCRun gear has traveled to post on your site. :)

Cheers & God Bless,
Brad
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Thank you for the pictures and time it took to take them! They are fabulous!
A.A.
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We can't thank you enough Mr. Ross. You really did a great job and I think the people loved it! Not only the runners but a lot of people had their picture taken and the drag race pictures should go over very well. They all turned out great!

Thank you very much again, and I hope you'll come back next year!

Thanks!

Chris
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Just looked at the photos from the Melvin run. What a fantastic job! Small town life at its best.

Thanks.
A.H.
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Thanks for the great pictures from the Village Shalom run!

M. R.
....Bryan wrote: "Thanks for the great pics! Including my new profile pic! Thanks for providing documentation of my first trail race!!"
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It was great to meet you today and then to see the pictures up so soon. I ran today pushing my son in a stroller. We’re the ones that won the pedal tractor in the drawing. I love having pictures of us at the race. Thanks so much!

Kate McNeil
....Hi Seekcrun,
Maggie Truitt mentioned you in a comment.

Maggie wrote: "Seekcrun Ross you provide LIGHTNING FAST service!!"
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Rachel Lee posted on your Wall.
"SeeKCrun.com is the best! Thank you for all you do!!"
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When u have the time I would like the original hi-res photos of the following files. Thanks for all u do for the sport of running!!!. And let me know if u want me to pay or if u take donations.
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I just wanted to tell you how fun you were taking pictures today! You really enjoy what you do and that shows!! I just wanted to tell you thankyou again for doing what you do and making it fun for us along the way!!! I cant wait to see the "rockettes" pictures you took of my friends and I at the Parkway run! I hope you have a great weeken!! - Karen
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Dear Dick Ross and Partners,

I just wanted to write you and tell you how much you are appreciated.

I am always happy when I pull up to my sons running events and see you or
one of your partners running around taking pictures. What an amazing thing
you are doing in this day and age. I am always there taking pictures for my
sons memory book but you have much better cameras and are always able
to capture photos that I can never get. You always post the pictures so quickly
after the race, also. That is very nice!

I cant tell you how much you are appreciated and hope you will be able to
continue this wonderful service for all the runners and their families. We all
truly appreciate it and hope you are compensated for all your efforts. You are
such a nice person as well as your partners.

Thank you again!

V.H.
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Thanks for taking all these pictures! I love them and you guys are awesome!
K O

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Dick -
First of all, thanks a ton for taking all the great pictures! My wife & I enjoy coming down to KS to run races and
your photos make it all that much better.

Would you please send me a hires copy of Perry(288)?

Once again thanks for all your work!
R.R.
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Kristy Chance West commented on your status.
Kristy wrote: "Good to see you again yesterday at Lake Perry. Thanks for the great picture with our friends!"
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Raven Rajani commented on your status.
Raven wrote: "Thank you for all you do! It was nice to see you (it's been awhile) and to get a HUG!!! ;)"
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Thanks so much for taking such wonderful pictures. I really appreciate you. I would like to have copies to share with my family. This keeps me motivated to keep running,
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Mr. Ross,First, I am so excited to win the gift certificate to Gary Gribbles! THANKS!As we discussed this morning on the phone… I have completed four (4) 5K’s this season plus the Brew2Brew and SeeKCRun has not be a part of any of these events and it is NO fun not having a photo or ten J capturing your hard work and victory!! I am going to review the SeeKCRun site when selecting racing events from now on!!

Deb
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Kyle wrote:
"Thanks for coming to Topeka. Excellent pictures!"

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Eric L.
Dick - thanks for all of the pictures you have taken over the years. After a race, I go to your sight searching for pics before I check the race results! Thank you!!

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Thanks for the race photography! I was impressed with the quick turn around time on the availability of the photos on your website. I also appreciate knowing our awards are unique. We thought they were pretty cool, but we have no perspective on that! I believe we will be arranging the details for our 2010 race soon so I hope you’ll do business with us again. Diane

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You should know you always bring a smile to our faces. My first marathon was last year at Free State and your cheering and prompting for muscle man poses at the end made me smile when I felt like I was about to die. I'm not sure any of us can thank you enough for the encouragment and incredble pictures you give. If there is a running hall of fame somewhere YOU should be enshrined!

I have to share this email!!! Thank you for making my first 50 mile run even more memorable! Just when I was feeling worse and the wind was picking up more, you blew that goose horn of yours and called me a world class athlete. That will be remembered for a long time and it gave me the inspiration to go do that second loop! Thanks, Gary from Illinois

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Rebecca wrote:
"Thanks for all the pics. My parents want to thank you too!!"

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Mike F. .....Agree with kudos for your work Dick. I've saved numerous running pics you've taken for electronic running collage. It's much appreciated.......

Ken wrote:
"Hey Dick it's me. What would us runners do without you to take the pics.

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Gay wrote:
"Great seeing you this morning, Dick! Thanks again for everything you do...especially chasing down McGriff the Crime Fighter so we could get a picture!"

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I participated in Brew to Brew and after looking at photos had to read the “About” on your website to find out just who was behind the very generous free photos from the run! After reading about your passion for running and photography I thought, “WOW, what a great guy”. The world needs more people like you. You have found your own way to make the world a better place. Thank you for that. -Anna

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You simply take the best running pics period. The KC running community is blessed to have you! My two sons ran the 5K and somehow not a single pic showed up of them down in Little Rock

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Thank you so very much for taking pictures of our event. This was awesome!!! You captured the feel of the event.

Glad to have you at our Inaugural run.

Angel
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Dick Ross at http://www.seekcrun.com/ worked his magic again, stayed up all
night, & made pictures from yesterday's Free State Trail Race available. Check
them out at his website.

I'd like to give a non-solicited plug for Dick Ross. While the race directors
pay Dick for his time, he works for very little in comparison to other
photographers. He is retired and a former runner who find joy in taking
pictures at all the regional trail races and providing them for free to
participants. Unlike other photographers at races, you cannot buy products from
him and he will gladly send you a high resolution photo (for free) if you email
him. If you feel inclined, please consider donating a couple of bucks using the
"donation" link on the top right of http://www.seekcrun.com/.


OK - end of shameless plug. Dick- we appreciate what you do!

Larry
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Your pictures always turn out amazing and just wanted to send a quick line of thanks!

Betsy
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Dick,

I participated in Brew to Brew and after looking at photos had to read the “About” on your website to find out just who was behind the very generous free photos from the run! After reading about your passion for running and photography I thought, “WOW, what a great guy”. The world needs more people like you. You have found your own way to make the world a better place. Thank you for that.

-Anna

Anna Wolfe
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Hi all,

Thank you for the free photos that do add to this event. Very nice quality too. Appreciate you staying out there in the cold to make it happen for all of us.
All the best,
Rafo
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Hi Dick,

This past summer I took on coaching and directing at Personal Best as Steve Hinman retired. I get your e-mails which keep me up to date with local running events and I've been to your site. I was thrilled to see Personal Best on the list of training services. Thank you for including us! But, most of all I wanted to thank you for being out there for all of us coaches, race directors and runners big and small. I first saw you when my son and I ran at the USATF Rim Rock cross country meet, oh way long ago I can't even remember when. You were out at one of the beautiful covered bridges. My first impression was, "here is a gentleman who is out here supporting all runners no matter what their speed. And since then, I've seen you at many local races, rain or shine and most recently at the top of Urish Hill at Topeka to Auburn. What a joy it was to see you there :) You are a wonderful representative of the KC running community.

Thanks from all of us at Personal Best!

Amy Parkerson-Mitchell, MSPT
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I feel you are really doing a GREAT service to the KC running community and I want to be a facilitator as much as possible.

Giving you a 20% discount on your Gift Certificate purchases is really a 40 % discount to members of Mara and Kctc since they get 20 % off on the certificate .

I will continue to support and promote SEEKCrun to the race directors !!
G.G.
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Thanks so much for taking the great pictures. Our group of five that participated have had a lot of fun searching for pictures of us in the crowd.

Your efforts at these running events are very much appreciated!
Happy Holidays!
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Dick,

Your the best man! Thanks for being out there taking these shots! I think your as fanatical about these runs as we are! Chad, Blue Springs, Mo.
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Dick,
As always a nice collage and I just learned this fall how useful they are for promoting the event. The pictures had to have helped when I put it on the store window.

Gene
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Hi Ross What a wonderful service you provide ! Would you please send me a higher resolution picture of jpg 7629

Thank you so much for sharing your time, talent and photo treasures with us.

Mary Kopp
..Hey Dick,

Thanks again for all that you and your staff do to support local running. I always love scrolling through your Web site to view pics of races that I competed in or those that my friends participated in.

Could you send me the higher resolution photo from the Trail Nerds' Vet's Day 4-Miler of photo number DSC_0262.

Thanks a bunch!

Chris Wristen
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I want to THANK YOU so very much for all the pictures you post from various races! We live over six hours from Lawrence and do not get the chance to see our son run very often. Thanks to you and your fabulous pictures, we get to feel like we were there!!!

Jodi N. Holmes
......Thanks, Ross, you make being a runner in the KC area just that much better!! B.W.

Dear Dick Ross and Partners,

I just wanted to write you and tell you how much you are appreciated.

I am always happy when I pull up to my sons running events and see you or
one of your partners running around taking pictures. What an amazing thing
you are doing in this day and age. I am always there taking pictures for my
sons memory book but you have much better cameras and are always able
to capture photos that I can never get. You always post the pictures so quickly
after the race, also. That is very nice!

I cant tell you how much you are appreciated and hope you will be able to
continue this wonderful service for all the runners and their families. We all
truly appreciate it and hope you are compensated for all your efforts. You are
such a nice person as well as your partners.

Thank you again!
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I participated in Brew to Brew and after looking at photos had to read the “About” on your website to find out just who was behind the very generous free photos from the run!  After reading about your passion for running and photography I thought, “WOW, what a great guy”.  The world needs more people like you.  You have found your own way to make the world a better place.  Thank you for that.  -Anna

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You simply take the best running pics period. The KC running community is blessed to have you! My two sons ran the 5K and somehow not a single pic showed up of them down in Little Rock

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Can't wait to hit one of those water crossings and see Dick Ross on the other side, snapping away with the camera.

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Huge thanks once again to Dick Ross of www.seekcrun.com for the awesome pictures you take and the cheer-leading that you do at these races!
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Mindy wrote:
"Most fun I've had on 2 feet! Thanks for being there to capture the memories for everyone! You rock!"

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Thank you so much for taking these photos this past weekend from the Psycho Wyco race! What a great thing to do for runners, especially on this trail where we couldn’t have family members or friends there ‘camera ready’ to take them for us
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You always seem to catch a picture or two or three of everyone involved in the event. Who doesn't like to see a picture of their own accomplishment and you always come thru for them. We always anxiously await your pictures after an event. Keep up the great work."

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Shawn wrote:
"got to love dick for coming out to these races and taking pics. No matter how I feel on race day cold, tierd, sore, or just not fealing it.He always makes me smile"

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Dick Thank you for posting the picture of me (bright orange hat and pullover) with the thermometer at today's Buffalo Run. I've attended a number of runs that you photograph and I can't thank you enough for what you do! Your pictures definitely keep me motivated! See ya next week at the Psychodelic 5K! Robin

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Scott wrote:
"Thanks to you who provides great professional looking photos and the time you take to spotlight these great events for charities. "

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Dick,
I love the pictures you put together for your 2010 favorites. Great group of pictures showing the tremendous work you do for the runners of KC. I also really love the music you chose. One of my favorites.
Just want to thank you again for this picture you took of me. As a heart attack survivor competing in my first triathlon wearing The Go Red For Women logo that the American Heart Association had given me permission to wear was a very proud moment for me and you captured it perfectly.
Thanks again for capturing a wonderful memory. I look forward to seeing you in 2011!
Michelle

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So thankful for all you did..... You truly made our event !! I think everyone had more fun because of your presence!! My girlfriends and I will look for you at the Jingle Bell 5K in Lenexa!!! We will be wearing tutus and Santa hats........

Blessings!!


John wrote:
"Thanks for taking pictures at the Dude race yesterday! There were some awesome pictures out there."

Frank wrote:
"Thank you for the photos at "Dude, where's the trail?" I really appreciate it.
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I just went Reminiscing through your archives. I was Watching my daughter growing up again. Thanks for creating memories...

Dick,Thanks very much for the excellent photography (I was bib #124) at
Blue Springs. I am an amateur sports photographer (my daughter's
soccer, softball, cross-country and basketball) and know how
challenging it can be to get good images.Keep up the good work,Joel B.
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Dick,Once again, stellar job on the photos!
Please keep up the good work taking great photos of the race, our family, the volunteers, and the event.Let me know if you need anything. Dan
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Dick,
Can not say enough!!! Everything went better than I could have ever imagined!! I know there are some things that we need to tweak for next year, and probably a few that we need to change all together............ but I must share with you that I truly don't believe that our event would have went so smoothly without all of your imput. Thank you for all your suggestions, and for encouraging me to call Raul. You both made it such a special day! I think back to that day you called me and let me know about your photo services, and I am so greatful!! Your pictures are AWESOME!!! Many Blessings
Tammy N.
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Tammy wrote:
"Thanks for coming out to the Inaugural Young Life 5K! We have gotten great feedback and our participants love the photos!! Looking forward to next year!"
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Re:Cliffhanger
I loved the run--one of the most fun runs I've done. The day was beautiful and the route was too. I had a great time!Carolyn E
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Just wanted to say thanks for the continued dedication to the runners of Missouri/Kansas and surrounding areas. I make it a point to check/hope that you are scheduled for my next race! You are beginning to become a household name!
Attached is my son holding a See-KC-run bell that he rang for me at the Pilgrim Pacer Half Marathon.Thanks again,-Darren P
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Re:Pilgram Pacer
These pictures are awesome--thank you so much! Mary Ann B.
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Pilgram Pacer
I had the pleasure of running my first KC area race this past weekend. I've been running for 6 years and it took my awhile to brave these bigger races. What a great event and how wonderful to discover that I could see all the pictures and even print it! This is such a great service to runners.
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Pilgram Pacer
The photos are wonderful. What a joy for the parents of these young people, to have photos of their children.
Where were you when mine were young?
Bless you for your kindness.
Diane Aaron
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Thank you for taking all those great photos!
And just to comment - I really appreciate the extra emails on local runs. One of your emails led me to the Cliffhanger run which I had never heard of although I've been running around Lawrence and KC the past 4 years. It was a great run - Thanks!!

Cristina E
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Sander Saunter
I want to THANK YOU so very much for all the pictures you post from various races! We live over six hours from Lawrence and do not get the chance to see our son run very often. Thanks to you and your fabulous pictures, we get to feel like we were there!!!
Jodi N. H
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Vets Day Run
Hey Dick,Thanks again for all that you and your staff do to support local running. I always love scrolling through your Web site to view pics of races that I competed in or those that my friends participated in.Chris W.
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Thanksgiving Day Lawrence
Hi Ross What a wonderful service you provide !
Thank you so much for sharing your time, talent and photo treasures with us.Mary K
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Mindy wrote:
"Well it is always appreciated. Seekcrun has been a deciding factor on the races I choose on several occasions!"

Thank you so much for the pictures taken in Lawrence for Head for the cure. What you do is really great and made the race special, now I can share these pictures with my sister who has been battling a brain tumor for 14 years. Thank you!

Thank you so much for all of the terrific photographs! I was in tears because I forgot my camera. This was my 7 year old son’s first race. I can’t tell you how much it means to have these beautiful pictures! Sincerely,

Thank you so much for being there for the Head for the Cure in
Lawrence today. All of us on Team Big John appreciate all the photos
you took! Thank you!

Mr. Ross,
I would like to thank you for the wonderful pictures you provide to those participating in the many events in and around KC! What a wonderful keepsake!

Hello,
First of all I want to say a big thank you for the work you do!! I do lots of races in the KC area and almost always forget to take a camera . So your pictures are always appreciated and so good!

Almost every time I open up Facebook, there is something from Seekcrun that makes me smile. Also, the events that you find are sometimes ones I would have never heard of. So, thanks and keep up the good work."

Mark Berry Dick, it was great to talk to you this morning at the Rockin' K. Always appreciate seeing you on the course - you make Hell seem like fun!

Shane Heiman Hey man - You take awesome pics! Thanks for doing it! I wish we had someone like you in Emporia!

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Incidentally, I am in the Army and I move frequently and race
everywhere l live.  I'm not aware of other folks doing what you're
doing...so thank you!  I also don't have very many good action shots
of me running, so I truly appreciate it!

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Jennifer Bower
Major, United States Army
You provide a great service and i like your photos of the families and non-runner shots, as I usually have my kids cheering me on.  Very nice of you to come all the way out there in the mud to get the river shots too.  Most guys would have stayed near the finish line!

Hi Mr Ross~
 
Thank you so much for taking photos at the race last night! It was my first race with my Dad since I was a little girl. It means a LOT to me to have these images. It it a very generous thing you do, and from one photographer to another, I just wanted to say Thank You! You and your work are appreciated by my family!
 
S.

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Susan

My son (Kyle Lewis, #99) ran is first trail run this past Saturday at Wyandotte Co Lake Park. He showed me the pics on-line. I could not go and take pics myself, so this was a WONDERFUL surprise for me to see him in so many pics. I also appreciate the final times being listed. Thanks for getting it all up so quickly!

 
I am a scrapbooking mom and will proudly display the pictures in his album. I would also like to give credit to those who took the pics if possible. (I know I always appreciate it when others do that for my pics.)
 
Anyway, thanks much!!!
 
Laura Lewis
Columbia, MO

 

Thanks so much for the photos from the Shawnee Mission Tri.  Even though the event was rained out it was still fun!!  

"Dick; Thank you for being at Rock Creek Saturday Night. As always you create a tremendous amount of fun for everyone at the races you are involved with. Karen and I both respect you, and what you do a great deal, and we appreciate all you do for this running community."

Timothy Kritzell

I DONT KNOW WHAT WE RUNNERS WOULD DO WITHOUT YOU...YOU SURE ARE A GOOD FRIEND TO ALL KC RUNNERS...

 

You should know you always bring a smile to our faces. My first marathon was last year at Free State and your cheering and prompting for muscle man poses at the end made me smile when I felt like I was about to die. I'm not sure any of us can thank you enough for the encouragment and incredble pictures you give. If there is a running hall of fame somewhere YOU should be enshrined!

Thank you for making my first 50 mile run even more memorable! Just when I was feeling worse and the wind was picking up more, you blew that goose horn of yours and called me a world class athlete. That will be remembered for a long time and it gave me the inspiration to go do that second loop! Thanks, Gary from Illinois

Hurray for the director.  That is still a very small amount to pay for all the photos you took of those people and the joy you have given is priceless. 
You have done a very good thing.  Thanks for your generosity.  You are a blessing to all who participated and their loved ones.
Another person to be Thankful for this year.  Mary Ann will print it today.  Thank you.
Diane

 

 

from Race Directors...Dick,Loved the photographer you sent to our race and the photos. Awesome to have such great pictures of the race. The runners love all the "bell photos" and a great service for us to have that action captured. We hope to get on your calendar for next year. Five Trails Half Marathon, Leavenworth

Dick,One more thing I forgot to mention….The shots were AWESOME!You really have an eye for capturing people in your lens.Keep up the great work.

Thank you so much for photographing our event today. The pictures look great and I look forward to receiving the copies on CD. We appreciate your time and talent and hope to work with you again in 2011!Thanks again,Suzanne

You provide a great service and i like your photos of the families and non-runner shots, as I usually have my kids cheering me on.  Very nice of you to come all the way out there in the mud to get the river shots too.  Most guys would have stayed near the finish line!

From Buffy K...about the Hawk 50..I also want to personally thank Dick Ross for taking his time to be at the race to capture another great memory for me. I really appreciate Dick being there EARLY to take excellent pictures AND for waiting patiently at the river crossing to capture a great moment. Thanks, Dick!

What a race and everyone was a winner in this great Mother's Day event. Thanks Dick for all of the great pics you take! J.D.

Great pictures Dick!! Thanks for all your hard work! A.G.

 

Thanks, Dick!!! It's great to get such an immediate viewing of the event happenings. You rock!! We are so lucky. Next race, I'd like to see you on that segway!!! Thanks again. Your work is appreciated and valued! H.B.

 

Thanks, Dick, for your positive presence at so many area races.
You do, indeed, give back to the running community.
S. T.

Thanks Dick, the pictures came out great!! We really appreciate having you take pictures at the races. :)Angela Guglielmino-Greer "Steps to the Cure"


I just looked at the T to A photos and you make us look as if we are having the time of our lives, which is true, we are! Thanks. Ann

You are, indeed, a very special person, devoted to us crazy bunch of runners! E.Y.

You have become well known in the running community, and have worked hard to achieve it.  I'm proud to be one of your associates.
BJ

Wow!
I don't know how you take so many quality pictures in such a short time frame. Then you post them in record time to boot! I'm impressed, thanks for all the memories! Sincerely, John & Sheldi B.

 

I really can't thank you enough for all of your support for running in general and especially the Hawks... you are a true friend!
C.

From Facebook...2010

From K.B.

Yes Dick Ross, these are great photos!
Most of the photos in my run album are taken by Dick Ross. He motivates me to try to smile while I'm running! Thank you so much for being there to take our pictures!!

K. B. P.Yes, great photos! Thanks for all the hours you put in making sure you capture all of our wonderful running/walking memories!

This year, 2009, I asked runners to tell me how can I improve SeeKCrun.com and below are their answers

-Dick, you should clone yourself so there could be even more great pictures! Seriously, thanks for all you do for us runners!


-I really don't know what else you can do. Everything I've seen is great!
thank you is all i have to say. your volunteerism is inspirational and has propelled me to give more of my time to worthy causes.


-I think you do an awesome job covering the races for the Trail Nerds. You have something for everyone. Thanks for always being there.

-Make the pictures on your site be in the order they were taken - it's very annoying that they aren't. Also if you could name them with a timestamp to the second it allows you to see how far ahead of another runner you are (if the photo is taken at the same spot - always fun for gauging performance).


-Just love seeing your smiling face


-LOVE the site. Can't wait to see the events. NICELY done. THANKS!


-U Do a GREAT JOB, U are EXTREMELY important to kc running scene!! Thank you!!!


-You do a great job right now.


-I appreciate SeeKCrun and the photos provided - it does add to the running event experience in KC. Thank you!!! That said, the website has WAY too much going on and it is difficult to find photos, and to navigate the site in general.


-the website could be a little more organized its kinda confusing a search bar in the website would do wonders for the organization


LOVE the site. Can't wait to see the events. NICELY done. THANKS!

U Do a GREAT JOB, U are EXTREMELY important to kc running scene!! Thank you!!!!

the website could be a little more organized its kinda confusing a search bar in the website would do wonders for the organization

I appreciate SeeKCrun and the photos provided - it does add to the running event experience in KC. Thank you!!! That said, the website has WAY too much going on and it is difficult to find photos, and to navigate the site in general.

You do a great job right now.

I always enjoy looking at your race photos! Yours have a unique style and personality that the sports photo companies do not have. The one suggestion I have is to simplify the look and feel of your website. There is so much text and so many different photos/events, I have a hard time finding where I even go to see the pictures. Just remember simple and cleaner style = easy to use website. :) Keep snapping those pictures. Always a joy to see you at the races! (from the survey) I think I am as simplified as possible...who would I drop Clubs, Race promotions, Advertisers? I always appreciate these kinds of inputs

Thanks so much for the mural- We LOVE it!! and I know the parents love the site with the pictures!  You are truly a gift to this community and to us.  We appreciate all the time and energy you spend capturing the energy of the moment at our events.  You do such a wonderful job and we so appreciate it!   Enjoy your summer!  We’ll keep in touch and  see you soon! P.P.

Thank you for all that you do.  I am sure these companies will be very happy to see their people competing.  We will see you at SM Tri.C.T.

Dick I want to thank you for all you did to make our event even more fun for our athletes.  The fact that you are there to archive their success and the event for KCCC is phenomenal.  All too often we are so busy at the event time doesn’t allow us to express a heartfelt thank you for all that you do for us, and for the sport of triathlon.  You are a true hero to so many and we appreciate you very, very much.  Have a great week and we will see you again soon!     J.L.

 

 

I have no complaints. I love races where you take pictures and your website is incredibly easy to manage. Thanks!

Thanks for access to the free photos. You are always so cheerful and encouraging at the races.

You Rock.......what is there to improve! Love your photos and always willing to take a snap at the spur of a moment!!!No improvements needed. You are already great.

I love seeing all the pictures online.

I love the pictures that you provide! Keep it up if you can! Its always nice to see you at the races!

 

I think I mentioned that this was my first race ever, so kind of significant - very glad to have the pic!  I am sure i will see you at future races!  Again, truly appreciate you being there and volunteering your time and talent! L.J.

Dick,
  You, and other volunteers, are really appreciated by the racing community, although there are always a few neanderthals who expect that everything should be free and geared to their needs. Your service is one of a kind and can never be matched. A.P.

Dick: Thank you for the free service you provide to the participants of the Truffle Shuffle, the first Saturday each March. Your photography enhances the performances of the runners, and I appreciate your contributions of time, money,  and expertise to make the race a more enjoyable experience. B.P.

Thanks for all you do, Dick!  I'm still open to helping here and there if you need any help with the website.
  Appreciate the quality work! C.J.




These are comments collected from the Runners Voice survey...Thank you very much

No complaints, the best running photographer in the area. Even if you made no changes based on this survey, it would still be good.

You do a great job of getting everyone photographed.

I love that you capture so many different moments in one race event. Because you take so many, it would be helpful if the pictures are organized by bib number on the smaller races you work. I know that it is impossible for races such as St. Pattys Day but for the ones where there is less competition, it would be great! :)

Dick, I LOVE your pictures! They have been a source of inspiration to me and my family on different levels! If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have ANY pictures of our accomplishments! THANK YOU, YOU ARE INVALUABLE!!!

Dick, you can't improve on perfection! Seriously, I can't imagine what you could possibly do to make your services any better.

 

 

Hi Dick – Saw everything greeting me when I came back to the office this week.  Thanks so much for everything!  Thanks again for all you do! J.B.

Your pictures are FANTASTIC!! Thanks for putting so much of your heart into it. K.C.


First off, I want to thank you for all the pictures you've taken. My wife, Lindsey, and I love going through the pictures after races (Head for the Cure, and the Olathe Half Marathon have been our races, plus a few others here and there since 2006). We have been going back through old races photos available from 2007-2008, and printing the ones of us off, as memories F.S.


Dick!  Thank you SOOO much for coming out to Groundhog Run 2009.  I just saw all of the amazing photos you posted online and they capture the energy, excitement and fun of our event perfectly.  I truly appreciate all of your support!!!  :-) E.

Dick,
We are already grateful for the CD and that fact that you came to photograph our event.  You are so kind and generous.
G

Dick:

Thanks for all you did for my little stories all last year. And thanks for all you do for KC running. 

Joe

2008 Comments

Ross,The running community cannot begin to thank you enough for what you are doing. Thanks Ross and best wishes for the new year.S.D..
Thanks for all the contributions you give to the running community in the service you provide.  It is outstanding on your part!  And greatly appreciated by us all.  Happy New Year and Best of Health for 2009.  Sincerely, R.A.

Mom wanted me to thank you for the wonderful collage poster you sent to her.  It is just terrific!
 
Thanks so much it meant the world to her. D.B for Olive Drew


Thanks, and nice website and service you are providing keep up the good work.J.M.

Dick,Thanks again for all you do for us runners. Anyway, sorry I missed you this weekend (at the Chili Run) but mom and I did pick up a couple of 09 calendars plus a couple more for friends. With nothing in the line up before then, will go ahead and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's now. Best Wishes, J.B.

Hi, Dick,
Thanks so much for the 2009 calendar which I picked up yesterday at the Chili Run.  They were going fast and much appreciated.  I remember that hot day in Tongie when you took our photo for the Library Run!
Thelda was helping at the check-in table yesterday and she said she had a wonderful time at your Volunteer Party this past fall.  Delicious food, kisses and serenades.
A.N.

 

Thanks you for the wonderful pictures!  We are grandparents who live some distance away.  Your website gives us an opportunity to keep up with what is going on in our grandchildren’s lives and, occasionally,  catch a glimpse of them in your pictures!!Grandma
Sioux City, Iowa

 


Hey,
Thanks so much for your involvement in our run.  Lots of people commented that you were
such a nice addition to the run.C.M
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Dick,
Happy 71st.  SeeKCrun is as much a part of the lexicon of Kansas City running as MARA or Hospital Hill. 
See you at the next run. . .
G.

 

Thanks so much for the poster with all the DBA CX race pic’s.  Everything went very good that day.  The city even said that they would like to see us again next year.  Your picture should be in the dictionary next to the words good neighbor. Thanks, T.

Thanks Dick again for all you do for the Trail Nerds and MudBabes.
I love the splashing water pic through the water crossing and the one of Ben and me coming into the water, and climbing up the hill and .. and ..S.


Thanks for having such a wonderful site. R M.
Hi Dick -
Great shots of the race...I checked them out online yesterday.  Thanks for being there Saturday! K.

 

Thank you Dick for putting these together for us, you are the BEST!
 
Debbie


Thanks for posting, Dick. We are lucky, lucky, lucky to have you as a
member of our running community.

 

Dick,Thank you SOOOOO MUCH!!!  for the awesome photo collage!!!  It was beautiful!!!
  Thanks! K.B. Administrative Assistant


Just wanted to write to say thank you for the photos this morning at SSR 2008!  It is always such a pleasure to come home after a race and see the pictures up in the afternoon.  Thank you for all your work and effort at the many races around the metro!

L.P.

 

It's good to have you back.  B.S

Thank you so much for doing our photos again this year! Thanks again, your help is very much appreciated!

M..H.

Thanks so much for being there your picture always tell such a great story about the race.R.

 

From Galena, Kansas newspaper...local hero completes Shawnee Mission Tri...I really appreciate this.  This is going on the front page of our paper.  I can't tell Thank you enough.Sentinel Times M.S.


Thanks so much for your effort! You do great work and it's always a pleasure seeing you at the events!J G

 



Dick-I heard that you are under the weather.  I hope that all is well, and I look forward to seeing you out on the trails again soon.  You have been a great supporter of the area running community and we really appreciate that. Get well! D.H.Trail Nerd
Hey Dick, Heard you were laid up for awhile with some health issues.Just wanted to send you a quick note to pass along some good wishes. You do SO MUCH for the running community in Kansas City, and it shouldn’t take surgery to tell you that, but please know how much your generosity means to everyone.Take care…and best wishes for a full recovery,R.S.

Just wanted to tell you that I hope you feel better.  I heard about your surgery and meant to send something to you sooner.   You are greatly missed at the races.  You make any runner out there feel special and that they are doing a great job!  Take care and hope that you feel better here soon! A.K.

 

I don’t know you but I’ve seen you out at all the runs imaginable over the last few years I’ve lived here. I just wanted to wish you well with your recovery from back surgery and to say thank you for all you’ve done for the running community and especially for the seekcrun website.As a former back surgery person, I understand the discomfort you’re in.Good luck and heal well!C.L-


Just saw your note about back surgery. I enjoy your site so much and think it is such a generous thing you do for all us runners. Thank  you and get well soon.J.W.
April Comments

Thank you for taking pictures in the olathe marathon. I didn't have a lot of people to watch me and the ones who did didn't bring cameras. That slideshow was right on!! NO one could have done it better. Keep up the good work your appreciated
spiderman

Dick- I watched it in its entireity and it was a lot of fun !!Great job and I'd like to add this to my site May 1 and we will give you the credits. G.G/.
 
Hi, Dick, I wasn't able to do B to B this year - your movie was the next best thing to being there!  Thanks.
Take care.A.N.

Thank you so much for all you do.  We'll do our best to send people your way.D.H.

What you do is amazing...thank you!!! L.C.

Hi Dick,This is awesome!!!  Any PR you can give the Run For Mercy would be great!  I just returned from 2 weeks in South Africa doing mission work and it has fueled my fire to raise more money for our cause.  God bless you and all you do! T.J

 

We were glad you were there, we all forgot our cameras Thanks Sam

The collage looks great.  Thanks for all you do to promote running.  People love to see pictures of themselves. D.H.

 I just finished looking at all the photos and they are great. I think that what you do  for everyone involved is just beyond words. I think it means a lot to the runners to see themselves at these events. I hope you are able to continue to do so and welcome you for next year. R.A. (Snake Chase)

You are a mountain in the running community Hope to see you tomorrow at St.Joe Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
best - J


Thank you very much.  I saw the 5 minute slide show and the pics look awesome.  I will link our website to yours this week and try to put the slide show on our website as well.  Thank you for all you do.  You helped make yesterday's event the best race day we've every had.  Thanks, J.P.

2007 Comments

Thank you so much for all you did today!  You are an amazing person with an inspiring energy! 
Have a wonderful weekend!!!C.L.

Thanks as always for all the wonderful pictures.  As I was trekking up Urish hill I thought-- Dick's going to be at the top of this so I knew I needed to have a smile on my face-- and there you were. S.S

Thank you! You added so much to our race. B.R.

Dear Dick,I’m always amazed to see you braving the cold at running events.  You are very good at what you do, and a real trouper!  We’re lucky to have your services.S.Y.

 

These are from the several holiday cards I received....

Dear Dick, thank you so much for the the photo collage calendar. What a thoughtful gift! I have put it in my portfolio that I take to all of my meetings. ...Your pictures truly ARE worth a thousand words. Blessings, K.L .

Dear Dick, Thanks for you do for the running Kansas City running community. Good health to you in the coming year, C.J.


Thank you for the pictures you've taken of our evnts. I think it adds a special element that will be missed if you're not there...Pattie U.


Hi Mr Ross!
  Thanks again for your wonderful pictures from Tarmac Run. Awesome pics of my daughter...You're the bomb!    :-) R.S.

My wife and I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much we appreciate what you add to our events.  We have just moved here from NM and were extremely pleased to have someone as positive as you present at the Clinton Cross Country Challenge.  It was our first race in Kansas and our hope is that your positive character will encourage others involved in the sport to be as encouraging and supportive as you were this past sunday.  Thank you again.

Sincerely,
H.and J.

Hi Dick--
Great pictures!  I'll email Gene Wee and have him post a link to your website with the pictures. We really appreciate you coming out.  Marcia says thanks for the hand warmers.
--S.R.


Dick
Coco and I  would like to thank you for all your great photos you take at the events. And for your time. Thank you for the calendars they were cool. Iam sending one to my daughter in England she will get a kick out of it.
Have a great evening K.D.

 

You do a great job with your pictures, website and newsletters.  We are hoping you are able to attend our events in 2008 because you add a lot of professionalism to our events and we really appreciate it. C.T.

I miss all my trail nerd friends and I miss seeing your smiling face at the events. I've often wondered how many people have decided to stick with running because they were inspired by an image you captured of them in action.
Thanks again for all you do and keep up the good work B.B.

Dick,
Thanks for the calendars!!!  And, for all you do and they way you do it!  Have a blessed holiday season and I can only pray I'm as active and adventurous as you when I turn T.J


Thank you very much for the 2008 Running calender you sent me.  I really
appreciate the calender and everything else you do for the KC running
community.Hope to see you at the Chili Run.D.

Dear Mr. Ross,
 
I mentioned to you during the Jingle Bell Run how much I appreciated your service to the running community. I have recently come back after a 10 year hiatus because my daughter wants to run. We never had this service before and honestly my running scrapbook has few pictures in it except the ones my dad took in high school and some fuzzy shots from "professional" photographers. Your pictures are great and I am looking foward to working on my daughtr's running scrapbook. Thanks to you, it will have plenty of really good pictures in it.   
                                                    Sincerely,
                                               R.S
                                          ( Audrey's mom )

I just wanted to send a personal "thank you" for offering up your photos for free on the internet.  What a wonderful gift to give the particpants of these races!  I ran the Turkey Trot yesterday and it was so fun to see pictures (and so soon!) from that event--I never even would have thought to bring a camera so having pictures is a real treat.
 
Thanks for all you do!C.
 

Thanks for being at our race today.  I've asked G.W. to post a link to your pictures.  I've attached a list of runners by their bib numbers, in case you need it.  Let me know if you need anything else.
--S.

Thanks so much for coming.  We had a great event and you really make the event special!Thanks, N.

  • Thanks Dick!That’s a great picture.I appreciate all of your help.Thanks again, L.Y.

 

 

 

  • I pulled up your photos. Excellent, excellent!! J.M.

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  • Hi Dick - Thanks so much for coming out to the run again this year.  We appreciate the quick turnaround as always, and for making so many pictures available.  The slideshow is fantastic as well.  And we appreciate you donating the collage for the silent auction - looked great.  I'll be sure to keep you posted on upcoming events - you're always welcome to join us if you like.  Thanks again for all you do! J.

    Dick,Thank YOU so much for doing our event each year!  Your enthusiasm and kindness is much appreciated (and a tradition at our run)!Blessings,T.
  • Hi Dick,  We received your CD, and it is fabulous.   Thank  you so much for coming and for your support.   See you next year,M.R.

 

 

 

 

  • The following is an email thread that covers two message...I laughed out loud!
    Don, don't we look like we are having fun!!!!!  This picture is in the slide show at www.seekcrun.com that means we made the big time!!!

    Actually, you do. And - I can print it!  In living color yet!This is so cool!

    Your photographs add a more personal touch that others don't provide when just capturing a runner in stride or at the finish line. When you get the people enjoying the course as well as each other's company before and after the event, you're not only showing more of the area that people have memories of, but you're also capturing more of what what many are enjoying. I think only those who do the events for fun and enjoyment will truly appreciate that aspect while those who do the events for personal challenge or even for personal gain probably enjoy photos of themselves in action.B.R.

    The cd you gave me of the Heartland Run was excellent.  Keep up the good work . J.M.

    I appreciate your photos and judging by what you have told me about the number of hits you have, others do also. R.N.

    I think your candid and group shots are great ... S.R.

    I can only say great things about what your pictures and slides shows have done for our events. I can’t tell you how much I was impressed the first time I saw your website and all the pictures that you took. There’s a WOW feeling each time I look at all the happy faces of our participants. J.T.

    Your photos are very personal to the running experience, unlike other "bib number" photographers.  Going the extra step of sending a disc to me for the last run was simply awesome.  What can we do for you? B.H.


 

  • Thanks again Dick for the great job you do. We all really appreciate it.
    See you again soon! B.R.
  • On behalf of the Blue Springs YMCA, our members and the race participants I would like to thank you for the outstanding service you provided for our 2006 Boo Run 5K. B.H.
  • We've really appreciated your support of the running and walking community in KC. We hope to see you (and your camera) whenever you can make it.A.P.Thank you again.

 

  • Mr. Ross, thanks so much for the pictures. I really appreciate the CD. Pattie (Event Director)
  • Dick Ross, one of our newest members of the club (Welcome aboard Dick), created the attached slide show so we can all share the fond memories. Even if you had other commitments, we still want you to see the smiling faces of your fellow club members. Dick has a real talent for catching us in the good poses! (My pleasure)
  • Great to meet you at the marathon last Saturday. What a magnificent day! Thanks for your willingness to send me a disc of your work. I'm really looking forward to it! Mailing address is:B.W. ( I gave full permission to use the photos as he wished (next year's brochure, web site, Power Point for sponsors, etc., you see, my interest is getting sponsors for the web site so that no one pays anything)

 

  • I just read on the website a little bit about you. I didn’t' realize you are doing this for free! That is cool that you are using your talents to give back to others by taking the time to travel to all the races and maintain the website - my hat off to you. Keep up the good work! (Actually I do sell a photo or two (most everyone likes the free photo, but it gives me gas money! and after the first of the year I plan to ask for sponsor money)
  • It’s good to see someone consistently shooting photos at local races. I know you’re just one guy who has a lot of ground to cover and your post race photos are great. Speaking as a racing scene regular, what I’d rather see and would be more inclined to pay for (I know we can download free small prints) would be photos from out on the course (i.e. running/racing pictures). Thanks for what you’re doing and hope to see you more out on the course! S.D. (I will certainly try to do better getting the "action" shots...courses that lap past the finish line make it easier...)
  • Thanks for all the time and effort you have put into sharing the on-line running event photos. If I could just make one suggestion it would be to have more action (running) photos. I know that the races go by fast and you do what you can but the running shots are the best!!!!K.B.
  • Thanks so much for coming out to Head for the Cure 5k again this year. You photos are always just fabulous. K.A.
  • I did want you to know I appreciated the pictures, and I missed seeing you at the Helen Gold race on Sunday
  • You do great work and help to make this sad…and hopeful time a treasured memory. Thanks again for your help. C.P.
  • The pictures you took look really great, and
    having you there gave us much more of an "event feel" Thanks so much

 

  • Dick, I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for all the great pictures that you take. In all the events I compete in it is so nice to see a familiar face at all the races and I can always count on a smile from you and countless pictures of myself. If it wasn’t for you I would not have such great memories of all these races. Again thanks so much your effort is truly appreciated, J.K.
  • Dick,
    This is fantastic! Thanks so much!! We really appreciate your support. Pray for rain on Sunday...not Saturday! C.H.
  • I want to thank you so much for giving up your Sunday to do this. I will promote it in the newsletter and on our yahoo groups. I will use it in a slide show at the winter banquet. You are awesome.C.C
  • Thanks, Dick, that was an awesome show. B.H.
  • Enjoyed your talk this evening and seeing you at several running events around town.S.M.race director
  • Keep up the great work. I always look forward visiting seekcrun.com Thank you, C.L.
  • Nice set of photos from yesterday's Quivira Mile - and you were the first to report on-line the winning time for the day, too. I know I speak on behalf of many in the running community that we so appreciate all that you do. See you at the next event. G. W., runLawrence

.And it's great to have some action shots of us during the race, as apposed to just the before and after's that we took ourselves.J.C. (regarding the Smithville Lake Endurance event).

  • Thank you for coming out in the hot weather to take such wonderful photos! What a great thing you are doing! Sincerely, L.H.
  • We greatly appreciated your presence there on Saturday. You are a joyful man to be around and deliver a wonderful, needed product. B.
  • I absolutely love your website! As a runner, I greatly appreciate what you do. It’s great to see the wide variety of people that participate in these events. In fact, I saw a college teammate of mine on your home page from the Eudora XC run. It’s good to know she is still running! B.H.
  • WOW!!! Dick you are amazing! Your technical prowess is great and I really appreciated your interaction with the runners and volunteers at the Eudora Horsethief Run! Your enthusiasm and passion for what you are doing is contagious! Thank you for documenting our race! You are doing great things!
    Sincerely, P.
  • You are welcome and thank you for being there. We love having you there and the athletes adore you.
  • PS. The pictures from the Shawnee Mission tri look great! Scott P
  • It was a pleasure to meet you on Saturday. Thanks for coming out to cover our National Championship. We are always in need of great photos for our website and to use in our member magazine,

 

Thank you for your help---and for the fantastic photographs!!!

I would like to request a CD with the photos from the event. I am going to give a presentation at the Independence City Council Meeting and would like to share the photos. If I read your website correctly, the CD is free? If I read this incorrectly, please let me the cost of the CD. Thank you. The photos are great!! Mary

Dick,I received the disk yesterday, the pictures are fantastic.Thanks again, Craig .... Executive Director

Dick,Thank you for promoting this years Race for Hope on your website. Every little bit of exposure helps with spreading the word and hopefully preventing disease and curing brain cancer.I will look forward to seeing you on June 17th at the race.Jeff

Thanks, Dick. You're the greatest. Mike

Thanks for all the work you do, great job! -James

I did want to let you know how much I appreciate your work. My husband and I just love to look at the pictures and we often spend multiple times in the afternoon post-race waiting for you to get the pictures up. You do a wonderful job and the pictures are awesome! Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to our running community. See you at another race! Best regards, Angela

Dick, Thanks so much for agreeing to share the photos with us and we will most certainly give you credit....You are definitely involved with our running community so we like hear what's going on from you.... Local Running Club

Dick, thanks, you are doing a great job and one the running community appreciates. It is always good to see and visit with you at the races. I do hope you are financially successful enough to continue. till the next time, on behalf of all runners, thanks.don

2006 Comments

Dick, Thanks so much for sending the cd’s of KC Express Mother’s Day 5K! I have IMMEDIATE plans for them!

Anyway, YOU ARE AMAZING! And all of those pictures you take are absolutely wonderful. YOU ARE A GIFT to the community, and I'm not sure how all of us can ever say THANK YOU enough.

Thank you, for the photos from the Olathe run today! Those are really fun!! That's a neat website!!
(P.S. I am the Mom who didn't kiss her son.)

Dear Dick,
The CD arrived in fine shape. Thank you so much. It was a very nice thing for you to do.
Hope to see you again at a running function - my wife is big into running, as you know.
Stan

Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures from the Truman Run. We really enjoy and appreciate your taking these for us. (received in the postal mail) ...Sunshine Center

Dick, I not only enjoy it -- I LOVE IT. This is soooo cool., Jane

Thank you Dick, You do a very nice job. I've had a lot of photos taken of me - but nothing I would want to keep... this is the first one that shows that my running form is not awful. I appreciate it and thank you. jenny

Dick, Thank you for taking the pictures in Hillsdale. They are outstanding and bring back the challenge. Hope you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you again at a future race.Mike

Thank you so much for taking pictures at our Run For Mercy event last Saturday. It was great to capture history of our event. I took the opportunity to look through the pictures and they are wonderful! Thanks again and hope to see you next year! Trac

Great photos. Thanks so much for coming to the race. A couple of questions?
Would you consider coming to the Smithville Adventure Race on July 30?
Is Manhattan too far for you to travel for a race? Look forward to hearing from you.Clay

Subject: Lakewood Family Fun Run
Thank you so much for showing an interest in our event. I looked through the pictures and they were great. I'd love to get a cd of them. My address is:
Blair

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