The youth division had a good group of enthusiastic young runners. First place for girls and boys were Emily Schack and Lane Taylor. (Johnson Publications photo)

The award for best costume in the Pumpkin Run went to Norma Hamm, crossing the finish line running in “cheetah” style. (Johnson Publications photo)

Darrin Schultz came in first in the Pumpkin Run with a time of 16:13. (Johnson Publications photo)

Cool weather for Pumpkin Run

    Saturday morning was cloudy and cool for this year’s Pumpkin Run at Cox’s Ponds.
    Runners of all ages came ready to run and spirits were high.
    The adult course was three miles long. Darrin Schultz of Imperial came in first with a time of 16:13.
    The winner of the best costume was Norma Hamm from Perkins County, decked out as a cheetah.
    The youth race had a good size group of youngsters running the half mile course.
    Coming in first for the girls was eight-year-old Emily Schack of Benkelman.
    Winning first place for the boys was seven-year-old Lane Taylor of Imperial.
    Mark Bottom took time that morning to lead the youth runners on his bike before heading out later that day for Knoxville, Tenn. On Tuesday, he started the 12 day ride in the Pedal for Pat fundraiser.
    All participants in the Pumpkin Run received a prize.

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