River to River Runners, a running club out of Herrin, IL, sponsors this annual 10K race in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, which is also the site of the club's annual "Fly With the Eagles" half-marathon. Course conditions were great this morning for the 10K race and the accompanying 5K walk--warm, with no sign of rain or humidity. The course itself had some significant elevation, especially the devilishly placed hill at mile marker 5! Fortunately, there was an aid station (one of two on the course) to help those who wanted water prior to tackling that hill!
One issue that some of the runners had was the course was slightly longer than 6.2 miles--several runners had between 6.35 and 6.4 on their GPS watches. Runners are sticklers for numbers!
Post race, 107 runners and 14 walkers were treated to light post-race snacks( bananas, boxes of raisins, energy bars, water and gatorade), as well as award ceremony.
Age Group Results
Overall finish list