The Ag Days 6k run takes place on a course along the Spring Valley paved trail
during Ag Days in Spring Valley on Saturday, Aug. 21.
Mostly adults run this race, which is about 3.72 miles long, but several youth also participate.
Runners will meet from 7 to 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Willow Park, which is located just east of downtown, for the 8 a.m. race. There is still some uncertainty on the course as the city won’t be providing a bus this year. If a bus is available, runners will board at 7:45 a.m. for a shuttle to the end of the trail by the camper parking area on County Road 8 and run back into Spring Valley along the entire length of the paved trail, which crosses over Spring Valley Creek several times and underneath Highway 16.
If no bus is available, the course will be mostly out and back along the trail or a loop around the school. The determination on a course will be made by the end of July.
The second annual 1k kids run, called the Little Husker, will also take place on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 9:30 a.m. The race, sponsored by the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation, is free of charge. The route is the trail around the outside edge of Willow Park. Contact City Hall for information, or check the Spring Valley Community Area Foundation website at svareafoundation.org
You can register for the Ag Days 6k run below or forms may also be picked up at City Hall.
Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., but runners are encouraged to register in advance.
- The price for the 6k race is still $20 for runners signing up prior to July 27.
- The price is $25 from July 28 to the day of the race.
- The race registration includes a technical T-shirt, although late registrants are not guaranteed a T-shirt on race day.
Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winners in the 6K race as well as for the top three males and females in age groups.
For more information on either event, contact Dave Phillips at 507-346-2368. Brian Hoff is tentatively set to start runners once again.
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