New Year’s Trail Runs

The second annual New Year’s Resolution Trail Runs took place on January 1, 2020 on a cold but sunny morning. 5K and 10K runners started at the same time on a road that took them to the Valdese Lakeside Park trails where they split onto different courses. Proceeds from the event go to Valdese Lakeside Park amenities.

We have a lot of folks to thank for making this event successful.

Participants – may have toned down their New Year’s Eve Celebrations and then got out in the cold. Thanks to them – walkers, runners and dogs. See 2020 Results

Volunteers – also may have toned down their New Year’s Eve Celebrations and then got out in the cold to be helpful!! Thanks to all of them. Christa and Tommy Miller, Rachel Watts, Bradley Zimmerman, Ray Burris, Leslie Rostan, Amy Voss, The Farrar Family, The Heile Family, Spence Borden, Roy and Phyllis Sweezy, Don Brittain, Mark Rostan, Quez Little

Donors for Goody BagsFeetures socks, Farris Insurance, Zimmerman Realty, Los Compadres, Brinkley Insurance, Town of Valdese Tourism, Friends of the Valdese Rec

T-shirt Design – Derek Cernak with Out of Our Minds Animation Studios – this year’s critter was the Skunk

T-shirt PrintingThe Valdese Stitchery

Professional Pictures during event – David Harmon Studios

Practice Runs – Ray Burris

Co-hosts – Draughn High School (use of parking lot and restrooms) and Valdese Parks and Recreation Department (tables, coolers, unlocking gate, general support)

Join us next year – January 1, 2021. Hopefully, the entire event will be at Valdese Lakeside Park since restrooms and parking are scheduled for construction in 2020.

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