2010 Rock Island 5 Miler

The 32nd Tennessee State Parks Running Tour, the oldest state parks running event in the United States, started on October 9, 2010 in the Rock Island State Park in Rock Island, TN. The Running Tour has 20 races in the 20 beautiful Tennessee State Parks from Roan Mountain State Park to Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park in Memphis, TN. The SFTC owns 3 races, Raon Mountain 10K at Roan Mountain, Pioneer 5 miles in Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone and the War Party 10K in Warriors Path State Park in Kingsport, TN. To qualify for the Running Tour you must run at least five of the twenty races on the Running Tour. For more information about the Running Tour go to the TN State Parks Running Tour website.

4 SFTC members went to run in the Rock Island 5 miler, a very rough, tough and challenging course over 7 hills.

  • Harriet Locke from Bristol, TN was first in the 70 and over female age group with a time of 1:07:49 and was 76 out of 83 runners.
  • Wendy Weidner from Bristol, TN was second in the 50 to 59 female age group with a time of 49:40 and was 48 out of 83 runners.
  • Bill Dickerson from Gray, TN was second in the 60 to 69 male age group with a time of 41:07 and was 17 out of 83 runners.
  • Sam Culberston from Kingsport, TN was fifth in the 60 to 69 male age group with a time of 48:43 and was 43 out of 83 runners.

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Submitted by Bob Townsend