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Written by Bob Borchardt    Wednesday, 08 June 2011 00:00


The second annual Rotary Thunder Mountain Run attracted more than 80 runners this year, doubling the number of participants from its first year.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, June 4, 83 runners (double last year's participants) gathered at the Cedaredge Middle School for the Cedaredge Rotary Club's Thunder Mountain 5K/10K walk/run. The youngest runner was eight years old and the oldest was 70.

The course started in front of  the Cedaredge Middle School, traveled along the east boundary of the Cedaredge Golf Course down SE Jay Ave. to the walking trail along Surface Creek, then north along the trail to SE Deer Trail Ave., and back to the school. Those taking part in the 10K event ran the course twice.

Entry fees are used by the Cedaredge Rotary Club to provide scholarships and to fund a variety of community projects. The group meets at R.J.'s Steakhouse every Tuesday at noon and guests are always welcome. For information call club president Max Kendrick at 835-5263.

Sponsors of the race included Surface Creek Bank, Thunder Mountain Restaurant, Edward Jones, RJ Steakhouse, The Beauty Shop, Mesa Liquors, Fiesta Vallarta, Colorado Gold, Patricia Kelly, and Sunset Printworks.

Other gifts and prizes provided REI, Dog House Coffee, Sonic, Curves, Dayspring Farms, Food Town, Hardins, Erin Kendall,  Delta County Dance Company, Marilyn's Nails, The Great Escape,  Grand Mesa Salon, Blue Herron Yoga, Vitamin Cottage.