Ag Days 6k returns on Saturday, August 19th!
Registration is now open for the annual Ag Days 6k run on the Spring Valley trail.
The 2023 Ag Days 6k run takes place on a course along the Spring Valley paved trail during Ag Days in Spring Valley on Saturday, Aug. 19. Mostly adults run this race, which is about 3.72 miles long, but several youths also participate.
Runners will meet from 7 to 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Willow Park, which is located just east of downtown, for the 8 a.m. race. Runners will board a bus at 7:45 a.m. for a shuttle to 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.
The first 65 people registering for the race will get a custom 34-ounce BPA-free, shatter-proof water bottle with an easy-carry loop handle, hinge lock lid and spout straw to prevent spills.
There will be an aid station along the course plus refreshments at the end.
Register for the Ag Days 6k run is online below. 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 $20 for runners signing up prior to August 1.
- The price is $25 from August 1 to the day of the race.
- Water bottles to the first 65 registrants.
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.
The second annual 1k kids run, called the Little Husker, will also take place on Saturday, Aug. 19, 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. For information, check the foundation website, svareafoundation.org.
Watch for information for the 2024 Ag Days 6K