New Year’s Resolution Runs

Our inaugural 5 and 10K trail runs at Valdese Lakeside Park were a success. $1000 was raised for amenities at the park – and even though the Dollar for Dollar match challenge from a donor had expired – it was extended for the race – giving an extra $1000 to park amenities.

Top Finishers: (all results)

10K Top 3 Male
Sonni Dyer
Robert Murray
Mike Darling

10K Top 3 Female
Melissa Darling
Amy Alexander
Leslie Chapman

5K Top 3 Male
Tucker Marshburn
Mark Ownbey
James Gravely

5K Top 3 Female
Melanie Mikusa
Lindsay Sain
Annette Brinkley

Instead of metal medals, we used homemade log slices.

Chipmunk was the critter this year – it will be different next year.

Next year is already being planned – Wednesday, January 1 at 9:00 am.

Thanks to our Race Director Mark Rostan (middle), Course Manager Ray Burris (right), Asst Course Manager Quez Little (left)

Volunteers: Zakk Heile, Bradley Zimmerman, Rachel Watts, Justin Smith, Donald Brittain, Eric Heile, Spence Borden, Woody Poor, Jeanene Burris, Beth Heile

Sponsors: Friends of the Valdese Rec, Valdese Rec Department and Draughn High School

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