|2011 Tower Rock Run
On Saturday, August 13, 2011, the morning broke clear and crisp as 73 participants gathered for the seventh annual Tower Rock Run. Thirty-nine racers gathered at the top of Sheep Creek Canyon when the shot was fired and the 10K race began. Six point two miles later, at the Navajo Cliffs Picnic Area, Aaron Olson of Vernal, Utah was the first to cross the finish line with a sizzling run time of 34.1 minutes. Second place was awarded to Wesley Woods of Vernal, Utah at 37.43 minutes. Close behind for third place was Richard McDonald of Rock Springs, Wyoming with a run time of 38.31 minutes. Thirty-one racers gathered 3.1 miles down canyon as the shot was fired for the start of the 5K race. Twenty three point twenty three minutes later, Jeff Sheaman of Green River, Wyoming crossed the finish line in first place. Second place was awarded to Jacob Raymond of Manila, Utah with a time of 25.33 minutes and just ten seconds behind was third place winner Kevin Macy of Rock Springs, Wyoming. There were three participants in the one mile fun run with Makade Reed crossing the finish line in first place. The oldest participant in the race was 84 year old Currie Hurlacker of Manila, Utah who finished the 10K race with a time of 115.19.
Top females in the 10K race were: Loretta Wynn of Roosevelt, UT 46.20 minutes; Mary Beth Eyre of Lyman, WY 48.54 minutes and Melinda Hadlock of Vernal, UT 49.29 minutes. In the 5K Adell Heneghan of Rock Springs, WY 28.15 minutes was the first female follwed by Stephanie Abeyta of Vernal, UT 30.05 minutes and Mariah Stoddard of Mountain View, WY 30.18 minutes.
The race committee wishes to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who made this year’s event possible. This year’s sponsors are: Flaming Gorge Market, Vacation Inn, Flaming Gorge KOA, Red Canyon Lodge, Flaming Gorge Resort, Rocky Ridge Outpost, Flaming Gorge Realty, Browning’s Flaming Gorge Motel and Café, Uintah Basin Medical Clinic, Myvocom, Gas Star, R-Hideout, Trout Creek Flies, Bridger Valley Electric, Union Wireless, Benedict Trading Post, Clifford-Olguin Dental, First National Bank (Mountain View Wyoming) Savon Propane, Basin Propane, Mountain America Credit Union, Basin Nursery and Garden Center, Currie Hurlacker and Ashley Hill, Lions Club and Pepsi. Over 30 people volunteered to make this race a success. Thank you, Thank you!!! Thank you to the Manila Senior Citizens who provided the Pasta Bash the night before the race. And finally, the Daggett County Sheriff’s Department, Daggett County Ambulance and EMTs, Ashley National Forest, Jerry Taylor for the use of the Navajo Cliff Picnic Area and Commissioner Jerry Steglich for making things happen so this event could occur safely.
Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Tower Rock Run to be held Saturday, August 11, 2012. We hope to see you all there and hope you will spread the word so this event can be even greater and better next year.
Glenn and Sue Morgan
Daggett County would like to thank Glenn and Sue for all their hard work! It is really appreciated!
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