The following is a note from Chelsea Graham, organizer of the River Run. –ed.
From all of us at the River Run, we want to thank you for a wonderful race day! We had 75+ volunteers who helped with the race, which is the sole fundraiser for the Lettie Jensen Community Center. Each year, there is an increase in the amount of registrations and this year we capped our race at 1,400 runners and walkers. Participants crossed state lines and came together at Central Waters Brewing Co. for a great cause! Runners and walkers beat the rain and enjoyed a cold beer and live music by four different local bands.
We had many kids signed up for the 1K Falcon Fun Run, sponsored by Amherst PTO, which also had a kids activity table set up with crafts and games. As always, there was a ton of good food available from the Iola Winter Sports club, The Big Dipper, Baking for Friends, Ruby Coffee, the High School Spanish Club, as well as Chef C's Munchie Mobile.
The River Run would like to say thank you to our race day sponsors:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Stuczynski Soils and Design
Farmers State Bank
Big Apple Bagels
Next year's race date is slated for October 13, 2018. Registration will open May 1 and it is sure to sell out quickly. Mark it on your calendar and we hope to see you soon!