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First Runner in 2011 (Chuck Jones)


Course Description Start at the Park Lodge. Follow Lodge Rd onto Hwy 79 N and go across the bridge to a turnaround at the Water Station. Turn left back on Lodge Rd and then right on Bridgeview Rd. Go on to the overpass and turn right at the marina parking area. Turn right at Ship’s Store, then right to Fitzhugh Bridge Relic loop. Back the same way. After crossing over Hwy 79 N, turn right at Scenic Cove. Follow this road to the cabin loop on the top of the hill. The same way back past the Convention Center to the finish at Lodge Rd. Course History The inaugural race was held in 2007 and sponsored by Paris Chamber of Commerce. It had 47 finishers during pouring rain. Participation has increased every year. The race did not become part of the Running Tour until 2008, when it had 83 finishers. The following year had 138 finishers. The course was USAT&F certified in 2010. In 2010, it was 24 mph sleet from the south and 35 F. Many state age records are set every year, after 8 Miles became a recognized distance in 2009.

Course Records

2009   Chris England, Murray, KY 45 00 CR                  Andrea Hall, Nashville                    55 20
2012   Shane Fawcett, Bolivar       47 47                          Kirsten Sass, McKenzie                 51 27 CR