Horsethief runners pack downtown Eudora
The streets in downtown Eudora were filled Saturday morning by about 270 runners who took part in the annual Eudora Horsethief 5K and mile Fun Run.
The event, which was usually held at the Eudora cross county course, was moved downtown this year in effort to help promote downtown Eudora and its businesses as well as raise money for the Eudora cross country team. Eudora cross country coach Paul Boone and others helped organize the event.
There were 237 participants in the 5K run, which started at 7:30 a.m. at 10th and Main Streets. Tucker Weems of Shawnee placed first overall coming in at 15:30. Bret Imgrund of Shawnee finished second and D.J. Hilding of Lawrence finished third with a time of 16:22.
Brittney Graff, who graduated from Eudora and is currently on the cross country and track and field teams at Pittsburg State, was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 19:43, which was 20th overall.
There were about 30 participants in the one-mile Fun Run. It was also a family event as many runners had friends and relatives also come out for the event. Two-Much-Fun played music and raffle prizes and awards were given to various winners by age group.
Read more in Thursday’s Eudora News.