Shelby Brawner, Extension Specialist
On Saturday, August 14, 2021, nearly 90 runners/walkers gathered at the Tennessee State Fair at the Wilson County Fairgrounds Tennessee 4-H Funnel Cake 5k. Participants enjoy the race route and ran/walked through the fairgrounds! After the participants snaked their way through the course, an award ceremony took place. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in each age category received a race medal. In addition, awards were given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall male and female as well as male and female master’s (40-49) and grand master (50-59). After the awards ceremony, participants were treated to free ice cream from Shop Spring’s Creamery and the winners also received a free funnel cake from Pope’s Concession.
Timing for the race was provided by Race Day Events based out of Knoxville, TN. The first participant to finish the race was Matthew Sinclair (10-19 age group) with a time of 18:59. Wow!
If you are interested in the results of the race, visit the site: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/44180#resultSetId-267805;perpage:100
The Tennessee 4-H Funnel Cake 5K classic sponsors, which were Kristy Chastine, Chris Peralta, Melissa Boaz, Carla Bush, Taylor Cantrell, and Nicole Marrero. Thank you to our sponsors, to the Wilson County Fair for providing a race course, ice cream, and funnel cakes, to the volunteers, and to our participants! We are already looking forward to next year.
If you missed out this year, be sure to stay tuned for the release of the race date for the 2022 Tennessee 4-H Funnel Cake 5k!
More information can be found on the healthy living page of the Tennessee 4-H website.