I was sorry to miss this race this morning but I’m on injured reserve from the Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon last week. It looks like it was a terrific race. Congratulations to Griff Graves as the male division winner in 14:27! What few may know is that Griff Graves also won the China Grove Main Street Challenge 5k last night (less than 12 hours before winning this race) in 15:06 on a certified course. Congratulations to Michelle Ziegler as the female division winner.
REPORT FROM CORRESPONDENT VICTOR DOSTROW
This was my first time to run this race, and I believe it is also the first time it has been at Carrier Park. Said park and associated greenways are hard to beat for flat in our fair burg. Turnout was strong. It was cloudy and cool at the gun: good race conditions. The course was a bit different than other races I am familiar with at Carrier, and made for a pleasant change. With the rain last night, the trails portions were a bit slippery, but the greenways were great, and I always appreciate the absence of the necessity to dodge cars and such. We get a fair portion of our groceries from Earth Fare, and so it was fun to be able to run their race as well. Recommended.