Saturday, June 25, 2011

Folk Festival 5 K Run

Janet Bailey is a fun person and a friend as well as a dynamo of energy in the
GSC Athletic Department.

In the next few days I will post some pics that I took at the 2011 West Virginia State Folk Festival last week (June 17-19, 2011). This was the second year for the 5K Run which is held Saturday at 8:00 A.M. on Main Street. Several folks ran with their four legged friends. Below Sarah Sybert is ready with her canine pal who is just a puppy.

The race started and ended on Main Street. The turn around point was near the Gilmer County Recreation Center on Mineral Road. On your mark. Get set. Go!!

The winners were captured by my trusty camera. Number 216 came in first place (T J Abel) and number 76 was the second place winner. I really do not know why they looked so hot!

Coming through the finish line is Eric Holbrook.

Eric and his family live in Georgia and he is the grandson of Ruth Chisler.

It is always great to see runners of all ages participating in this event.

Judy Holbrook (mother of Eric) decided to walk the race. I think she was concerned that if she ran then that would not give the other runners a fair chance!

After the main race, the organizers held a short kid's run. What fun!


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