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Grimes Farm Run was a charmed event

July 19, 2012
Carrie Grimes Barr, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

The 12th annual "Grimes Farm Run A Walk in the Park" was a charmed event. Race day dawned with the most pleasant temperatures we had seen in days. Saturday afternoon, once all race gear was cleaned up, the Grimes Farm received 1.33 inches of much needed rain. Perfect timing!

Runners and walkers numbering over 140 enjoyed the day. One race participant said, "I have ridden my bike out here lots of times, but I thought the Grimes Farm ended at the shelter ... there is so much more to explore!" We encourage everyone to take advantage of the many grassy trails the staff keep beautifully mowed. Trail loops have been designed to meet many different difficulty levels and distances. Race proceeds will be used to create maps and marking for the trails.

We have so many generous and faithful supporters to thank for helping us over the last dozen years: The Marshall County Conservation Board, Times-Republican, Barr Asset Management, Southard Implement, Hy-Vee, SportsPlus Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, Marshalltown High School Athletic Department, Adland's Engraving and Screenprint, Isle of Green, Pinnacle Bank, KFJB, KIX 101.1, Zeno's Pizza, R.S. Stover, United Bank and Trust, Concrete, Inc., Ben's Tire and Auto, Pursel Davis Funeral & Cremation Care, Farmers Savings Bank, JBS & UFCW 1149

Independent Insurance Services, Mitchell Family Funeral Home, M. Gervich & Sons, Animal Clinic-the Vet, McDonald's, Eyecare Associates, Sage Point Financial, Shomo-Madsen Insurance Fritz Chiropractic DC PD, Hammer Medical Supply, Central Iowa Farm Store, Kapaun and Brown and Center Street Dairy Queen.

We appreciate all the support of many sponsors and volunteers!



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