This Halloween themed race offered fun for the whole family. In addition to the two-mile competitive race/walk, there was a one-mile fun run for kids, face painting, a band, pumpkins galore and a silent auction. The race, organized by three young women (Lacey Gibson, Ellen Esling, and Brooke Patton), was a true community event, with proceeds going to Carbondale Green Earth (a local environmental group) and the Grand Avenue Christian Church's mission trip to Zimbabwe. One of the nicest aspects of the race was participation by folks of all ages and experience levels--particularly sweet were the Runner Girls of Ava Baptist Church, a group of young girls who were clad in pink t-shirts and full of enthusiasm for running.
Runner Girls of Ava