Glow Run shortened due to bigger lights

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The atmosphere became a bit too electric as more than 50 runners were ready for Saturday night’s annual Tri Valley Wellness Center Glow Run in Cambridge.
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CAMBRIDGE, Neb. - In between storms Saturday, the Tri Valley Wellness Center’s Glow Run took off and running with headlamps and flashlights lighting the way…that is until the rain and lightning returned.

So runners and walkers only got in half a race before it was called off to keep everyone safe.

Participants still earned age-group awards as well as participation points, but their times will all look a bit different thanks to only one lap of the two-lap course being completed.

Josh Paisley led the 50-plus runners and walkers, completing the 1.5 miles in just 9:30, claiming overall winner and 19 and under men’s winner.

Staci Blomstedt again led the women in 11:17.

Other top finishers included:

Females

19 & Under, Joslyn Hammond, 12:49.5; 20-29, Ashley Ambrosek, 12:39; 30-39, Staci Blomstedt 11:17; 40-49, Dannette Kloepping, 16:33.2; 50-59, Tracey Hunt, 16:09; 60 and over, Sharon Beiber, 18:50

Males

19 & Under, Josh Paisley, 9:30; 30-39, Tim Wegner, 12:25; 40-49, Scott Boucher, 10:57; 50-59, Stacy Priebe, 10:52.9.

Complete results and points standings are available on the fitness series website, www.republicanriverfitnessseries.com

Organizers thank everyone for their understanding in cutting the race short but keeping everyone safe - and dry - was the ultimate concern.

Next up on the fitness series calendar is the Michelle’s Tri on Saturday, June 22 at the McCook City Pool.

Unlike all other fitness series races, there will not be race-day registration for Michelle’s Tri. Registrations must be received by 10 p.m. on Friday, June 21.

Michelle’s Tri is a sprint triathlon with a 500-yard swim (swim or water walk), 14-mile bike and 3.1-mile run or walk.

Relay teams are also available with one person doing each segment of the race. More information about the triathlon, as well as opportunities to volunteer, are available on the RRFS website.

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