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Ten and Five Mile Challenge Index


Date: December 2, 2017. Location: Hawks Rise Elementary (use parking lot off of Meridian Road). Eric and Lisa Johnson stepped up to expertly direct this race in 2013 as they were "in charge" for the first time. Reid Vannoy debuted, with much help from wife Linda, as race director of this event in 2010. For safety reasons, he moved the location of the race to Ox Bottom Manor with a start at Hawks Rise Elementary School, but preserved the "Challenge" in the race. The 5-mile race gives runners not wanting to go 10 miles an option. A terrible desease, ALS, took Reid's life in May of 2013. Before we lost him though he did some very good training for Eric and Lisa, making it much easier than it would have been for them to transition in as directors. The race began as a 20K in 1977 under the direction of Leitch Wright and became a 10-miler in 1988.