POMEROY — Runners packed downtown Pomeroy on Saturday morning as part of the Big Bend Brews Dash 2017.
The sun was warm, the sky was clear, and a small breeze tickled the runners and walkers cheeks as they went into the brewery for registration.
The entire area of the Maple Lawn Brewery was packed with people eager to participate in the race. Many participants had chances to win prizes.
For age groups 13 and under and 14 to 20, they won a glass rootbeer mug, a free rootbeer drink pass, a ticket to see River City Players’ production of Annie, and an Annie t-shirt.
The age groups 21 to 29, 30 to 44, 45 – 59, and 60 and over won a glass Maple Lawn cup, a free beer of choice drink pass, and a pair of bright green running socks. The overall winners also received a growler with their other prizes.
The first person to cross the finish line was Hunter Parsons. The overall male runner was Cody Ridgeway and the overall female runner was Holly Delong.
The Big Bend Brews Dash is part of the River City Runners race series. The next race will be the JJ Gray 5K that will be held in the evening on Aug. 11. The River City Runners began this organization three years ago. Last year they had a total of three races and this year they expanded to seven.
The proceeds of their races go towards the funding of the River City Runners’ C2C race at the end of August that is a charity organization for the American cancer society.
Erin Perkins is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.