Athletes participate in Autumn River Run Half Marathon and 5K
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Runners laced up their shoes early Sunday morning for the annual Autumn River Run Half Marathon and 5K.
The race attracted around 190 athletes from across the United States.
“It was a beautiful day, a little bit breezy but there were a nice few runners that were in the front with us so it was nice to have a little bit of competition,” said Travis Kovarik of Kearney.
The race was once again combined with the Eclipse Dismal River Run for the second year in a row. Thirty-five runners did both marathons.
“Along with the fitness series, I do some other ultra running type stuff and this is my first training run for a race called the “Big Foot 200 in August,” said runner Zachary Merritt.
The next race for the Platte River Fitness Series is the Lake to Lake Relay on Oct. 14.
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