By GERRI GRADY
The fall races are on! Members of the Cherokee Runners have competed in several races over the last few weeks. On Saturday, Sept. 28, Jimmy Oocumma, Robin Swimmer, along with Angel, Priscilla and Nick Squirrell completed in the Asheville Citizen-Times Half Marathon. Congratulations to Priscilla for her 3rd place medal. Stephan Swimmer competed in the Asheville Citizen-Times 5K the evening before as well. On the same date, Skye Littledave and Charlie Myers placed in their age groups in the Mountain Heritage 5K at Western. They were joined by Seth Holling.
During the month, Elnora Thompson completed the Rock the Quarry 5K and placed in her age group. She said, “It was an awesome trail run and even the 5K was a tough run.” Elnora also completed the River Bound Trail run earlier in September and again placed in her age group. Seth Holling completed the River Bound Half Marathon at the same event.
Runners are training for the full marathon in Atlanta at the end of October. Some members will also join the Chief as he stages his second annual Harvest Half and 5K in October.
The Cherokee Runners meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Age Link meeting room. Anyone that is interested in walking or running for fitness is welcome to attend. Fitness level does not matter. Visit our Facebook page or the Cherokee Runners website at www.cherokeerunners.com.