Sunday, July 3, 2016

EF5K and Ed Thomas 10K- Parkersburg, IA- May 28, 2016

A week after the marathon I wanted to try out this race in Parkersburg, Iowa. I have always wanted to do this race given the town's history, but never made it here.  Here is a news story about the massive tornado in 2008:   News story

Then in 2009 their beloved Coach Ed Thomas was murdered, see story here.

After the tornado the race was started to raise money for the town.  After the coach was killed the race added a 10K.

Here are pictures from that day

The new high school.

Me, Russell and Amy

Garmin stats.

The sign for the town.

Russell placed in his age group.
Russell finishing strong.

Amy set a new PR on a hard course.

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