Last Saturday was a good day for exercise. The weather cooperated. And the runners departed the Coushatta Country Club at precisely 5:00 pm.
It was the second annual Riverdale Academy Color 5-K Run/Walk. As the runners headed out, city police and sheriff’s officers stopped traffic and escorted them through the streets of Coushatta.
The “color run” part of the event came into play at several stations set up around town. At those locations race officials with the assistance of members of the local National Guard unit supplied the color. Or applied the color by throwing colored powder in the direction of the runners. The Journal asked one race official if the bright colors would wash out of the runner’s clothing. Her answer was “for the most part!”
Thanks to race organizer Celeste Huddleston for the list of top finishers:
Cannon Breedlove- 2nd grade
Ryder Huddleston-5th grade
Gunner Nash- 5th grade
Brock Keith -5th grade
All four finished holding hands with a time of 27:39.
Katie Key was first female finisher with a time of 28:55.