Archive for Thursday, June 18, 2009

On the Run’ a fun day for all

June 18, 2009

On Sunday, June 14, our Lansing Historical Society sponsored its sixth annual 5K “On The Run” fun run. It was drizzly and wet at 7 a.m., but by the time the runners got a good start, the rain slowed down and everyone had a great time.

There were approximately 71 runners and walkers. Many of them had been here before and really like the terrain of the course. Under the leadership of Leonard and Linda Lockwood, who brought it all together, everything worked out perfectly. There were several dozen volunteers, including our police force, ham radio operators, timekeepers, judges, photographers and helpers to do whatever needed to be done.

This is a great fundraiser for our museum and we feel it is worth the effort, even though it is a lot of work for the organizers.

Thanks to the sponsors: First National Bank, Dairy Queen, AUSA, Davis Funeral Home, Citizens Savings, R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, Lansing Pharmacy, Lansing Lumber, Lansing Veterinary Hospital, Geiger Ready Mix, Mid-American Bank, Virginia McQuillan, Butler Muffler, Lockwood Draperies, Arby’s, Mr. Goodcents, Petro Deli, Boling 4-H Club and TSC.

I was on hand to take photos of each runner crossing the finish line. Also taking photos was Dick Ross, whom we met a few years ago at a Kansas City Computer class. He took photos of each runner as they came across the finish line and also as the winners got their awards. He now has a business designing Web sites and is very good at it. These photos may be seen on his Website www.seeKCRun.com. Then click on the Lansing events and go to Action Photos, Award Photos or Fun Photos. They cover it all, and we are very fortunate to have these available.

Most of the runners and walkers that I talked to really enjoyed it and plan to come back again next year. The part that they liked best was the downhill slope of the last block of the race going from east to west on Kansas Avenue.

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