It was a beautiful morning at the Sheep Creek Geological Loop for the running of Tower Rock Run 2013. With record participation of 124, the competition was great and the energy was palatable.
The overall winner of the 10K with a running time of 34:45:77 was Jarrid Washburn of Green River, Wyoming, second place was awarded to Frank Campo of Highland Ridge, Colorado at 37:53:35 and in third place was Austin Waters of Green River, Wyoming at 37:58:16. The first place female runner in the 10K was Amanda Winterton from Vernal, Utah with a running time of 38:10:94, second place, Hanna Behunin of Fort Bridger, Wyoming, 39:37:16 and third place was awarded to Karli Piaia of Rock Springs, Wyoming, 39:38:99.
The overall winner of the 5K was Jake Lee from London, England with a running time of 22:47:09, second place Jacob Raymond of Manila, Utah 24:03:85 and third place was Conall Patton from London England, 24:05:24. The first place female runner was Rhonda Behunin from Fort Bridger, Wyoming at 24:42:82, second place, Janell Reed of Manila, Utah with a time of 26:25:61 and third place, Carol Schofield of Green River, Wyoming at 27:18:27.
We had great participation in our one mile fun run/walk. Liesel Rembacz, age 10, ran her heart out and finished the one mile in 9:10, Ayden McCleary, age 6, really punched it to finish in 9:36, while third place was awarded to walker Lisa McCleary, who finished in 14:10.
A very special thank you to all the sponsors, agencies and volunteers who helped with this year's race.
Sponsors: 1st Bank - Mtnview Wy, Ashley Regional Medical - Vernal, Basin Propane, Benedict Market - Mtnview, Bridger Valley Electric, Browning's Cafe, Clifford-Olguin Dental - Mtnview, Discover Card, Flaming Gorge KOA, Flaming Gorge Resort, Flaming Gorge True Value, Gas Star, Mountain America Credit Union - Vernal, Mustang Travel Stop - Washam Wy, MyVocom, PepsiCo, Red Canyon Lodge, Sav on Propane, Slaugh's Chevron, Uinta Basin Medical Center - Manila Clinic, Union Wireless, Vacation Inn and Wilkins Bus Lines - Vernal.
Agencies: Ashley National Forest, Daggett County Search and Rescue and Daggett County Sheriff's Office and Daggett County Economic Development.
Congratulations to all those who participated. You are all winners!