The temperature was a cool 41 degrees at 0630, clear skies, and no dust. Race time set for 0900 and the temperature climbed to 71 degrees. The Town of Hartsel was early to rise to greet the runners,vendors most of them were first timers. They loved the atmosphere of the old west and the patriotic mood of the race. Local ranchers and residents paraded the town in old western costumes greeting strangers. There were many activities for the kids and free dental cleanings for children. The Hartsel Fire Department crews and EMT’s were out in force with their special guest Smoky the Bear and fire trucks.
The 10K race started with the Star Spangled Banner, a crowed count down and the boom of a real double barrel shotgun with a blank.
Our congratulations to the winners: The First Place Men’s Geofrey Terer from Colorado Springs, CO an in training Kenya world class distance runner training at the Olympic Center in Colorado Springs time 32:8: incredible time, First Place Women’s Angela Nadon Littleton, CO 47:27, First Place Youth 3K run Conner Mogge, Sleepy Hollow, IL 18:56, Second Place Men’s JasonAdams Woodland Park, CO 39:03, Second Place Women’s Terri Walters, Hartsel, CO 50:00. There were no Adaptive Cyclist entered.
Enjoy the picture gallery and spread the word for next year in Hartsel. We are looking forward to your return.