Trail Run

The inaugural "Brier Creek 5K Trail Run" took place on the cool sunny morning of September 29, 2018. Race Director Deryck Rodgers briefed the runners and walkers at 8:00 AM and started the event a few minutes later.

Less than 33 minutes later the first finisher crossed the finish line, and the final finisher crossed about 24 minutes after that.

Bananas, bottled water, goody bags and T-shirts awaited the participants at the finish, as they compared stories about the course, the conditions, and the beauty of a perfect fall morning. After the participants caught their breath and refreshed themselves, awards of championship medals and gift cards were made.

The winning male and overall winner with a time of 32:38 was Duffy Sutton and the winning female with a time of 41:04 was Sally Hope.

After that, a drawing was conducted to award prizes of fitness wearables, with Larry Davidson and Jimmy McGavic winning. All participants received a medallion to commemorate their participation in this inaugural event.

Official finishing times were: (timer in photos was unofficial)
  • Duffy Sutton - 32:38
  • Mel Mitchell - 32:45
  • Larry Davidson - 39:58
  • Sally Hope - 41:04
  • Susan Mitchell - 42:30
  • Deborah Richards - 45:10
  • Jimmy McGavic - 52:45
  • Jana Smith - 53:25
  • Lila Kleis - 57:00

Sally Hope

Susan Mitchell

Deborah Richards

Jimmy McGarric

Jana Smith

Lila Kleis

All in all it was a great morning of fellowship, exercise, competition and enjoyment of beautiful scenery, fresh air and inspiring weather. Special thanks to Nolin Lake State Park for hosting the event, the US Army Corps of Engineers for providing equipment and managing the event, State Park Law Enforcement for traffic control, and Edmonson County Parks & Recreation for timing equipment. Volunteers from Friends of Nolin Lake handled registration, record keeping and disbursement of memorabilia.

The date for next year's race is yet to be determined, but is expected to be in the spring. Keep an eye on this website for the scheduled date.