The 2012 Last Annual Vol-State Race got underway today July 12th. With a simulated “Ferry crossing”, the runners began America’s premier point-to-point annual footrace under the watchful eye of Race Director Lazarus Lake.
First tidings from Laz:
we got lucky.the ferry is sitting in the mud,the crew is doing repainting and other maintenance tasks.they allowed us to board the barge to start.
at 07:17:42 we started atop the riverbank in kentucky and ran to the ferry.following a 20 minute “simulated” ferry ride, used for photo ops and socializing just like normal, the gates were opened, and the runners set out on their magnificent quest.
there were 23 starters, and they passed by the mississippi river overlook in hickman in this order:
1) sal coll 2) richard westbrook 3) charley taylor 4) juli aistars 5) jan silverman 6) thomas mikkelson 7) joshua holmes 8) rita barnes 9) dan fox 10) sherry meador 11) abi meadows 12) shannon burke 13) dusty hardman 14) mike melton 15) sulaiman sericki 16) psyche wimberly 17) ericka matheny 18) john price 19) fred davis 20) paul lefelhocz 21) jay dobrowalski 22) marvin skagerberg 23) diane taylor
in a little while we will go out to get the 20 mile splits….the last time we’ll be able to sit in one place and watch *all* the runners go by.
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