Photo Gallery: Sprint Into Spring 5K, 10K & Fun Run
BY DEBBIE PAGE
Saturday’s Sprint Into Spring 5K, 10K & Fun Run at Troutman’s ECS Park drew 151 runners who braved the cold temperatures on a scenic route winding through Troutman. Spectators and athletes also enjoyed the tunes of 3rd Creek Bluegrass during pre- and post-race activities.
After the National Anthem, sung by Miss Statesville Kaitlyn Sparks, race coordinator Scott McLelland welcomed runners to the seventh annual event. He also thanked the Troutman Police Department and the many race volunteers, including groups from Kohls, ESC and the Girl Scouts, who helped guide runners, provide water stations, and maintain safety on the route.
Troutman Parks and Recreation Coordinator Emily Watson also thanked the generous sponsors for Sprint Into Spring 2019, including title sponsor Piedmont Dental Associates of Troutman and Bronze Sponsor Iredell Health System. Supporting sponsors include Royal Properties/ Mike Todd, Allen Tate Realtors/ Wendy Hodel, Williams Builders, Troutman Animal Hospital, M. Neader Management, Smith Douglas Homes-Autumn Brook, South East Real Estate Inc, Finley Chiropractic Center, Engineered Sintered Components and Thorlo.