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A Run Through Time marathon was held March 9 in Salida. The day started chilly for 152 marathon entrants. Throughout the morning the weather brought bright sunny skies with blustery cold winds greeted the runners every step along the route and tailwinds at the finish line. The USA Marathon List describes the Run Through Time Marathon Route as follows:

Runners headed back to the finish line through the snow

“Starting across railroad tracks at the foot of Tenderfoot Mountain, this race was hilly and challenging throughout. It takes runners along forest/mountain trails and dirt roads and is definitely not for the unprepared. The weather is highly unpredictable and all runners are required to carry a water bottle.”

Brian Glassey of Poncha Springs came in first in the marathon men’s division with a time of 3:22:30.  Glassey recently moved to Chaffee County from the San Luis Valley and teaches online classes for one of the local colleges.

Blake Wageman finished the women’s division marathon in first place with a time of 4:18:29. Blake was the first women to turn at the halfway point and remained in the lead to the finish line.

Blake Wageman from Conifer among the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 4:18:29.

Runners at the halfway point of the marathon.

The half marathon run was sold out with 235 entrants.  The two-mile fun-run saw individuals and families competing.  Warm food and beverages were available for everyone at the Scout Hut upon completion of their respective runs. Mike Johnson and his young children were at the finishing line cheering on everyone as they waited for their mother, Cara, to complete the 1/2 marathon.

Natalie Nicholson, of Salida, finishing 3rd place in the women’s division with a time of 4:21:41.

For a complete listing of race results click here.

Brian Glassey finishing in first place with a time of 3:22:30

Marathon finish line.

 

 

Support station along the marathon route.

Mike Johnson with his son and daughter completed the 2-mile fun run.