2021 NIGHT ECHOES MOONLIGHT RUN
Posted on September 26, 2021
by Kristal Romans
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Another successful Rocky Road Adventures event, Night Echoes 10k & Half Moonlight Run. Held at Echo Canyon State Park in Pioche Nv on June 26th, 2021.
These participants always amaze me with their hard work, courage to run the unknown (especially at night), and every one of them are so stinkin nice! Just rewarding for me as a Race Director to be part of all these wonderful runners!
Night Echoes Moonlight Run had 3 distances and all 3 had some great runners. The moon came out just as the last two runner came in…it was hilarious.
Thank you to my volunteers; Dann, Jessica, Lee, Alice, Ike, and Lily!! You All saved me, thank you thank you thank you!
Oh and Rylee, who I love to bug because she has no taste in music, at all! But without her there to bug I’d be bored
Also a huge thank you to I-15 Hats for not only making an awesome hat to give to my participants but for helping, for supporting, and just being friendly. I love yacking with you 2 so much!!! Thank you!
As a small event business my goal is not to only put on creative and fun events around here but to have each participant feel welcome and also get that small-town rural feeling. I try hard to talk with each runner and or thank them and congratulate them. I know from personal experience and my own personal journey that running is hard. It takes a lot of training to do a 10k and Half so you all are my heroes.
Congratulations to Rocky Road Adventures Night Echoes Top 2 Overallers in each distance!
In the Half, Jason Reed, all the way from San Francisco area took first place again. He was our winner last year also. He finished in 1:44:56. Coming in 2nd place was James Wilkenson from Cedar City, who also ran this event last year and improved his time by 15 minutes with a 1:52:18.
Well done to you both!
In the 10k, a 16 year old from Las Vegas took 1st with a time of 52:00, congrats and we’ll done to Justin Jose!! And literally on his tail and so much so that Justin said he all the sudden could hear her breathing behind him, haha,…our very own Pioche gal, Marie Bleak with a 52:24!! Wowzers, great race there!!
So impressed by all the runners. Congrats to the winners and to all the runners for getting out there and finishing!!!! Can’t wait already for the next event..hope to see you all again!
Night Echoes had its first race dedicated just for kids, the Kids Dam 1 Miler.
They had to run out and back over the dam. I had 5 kids show up to run, my youngest was Logan at 6 yrs old, 2- 7 yr Olds, 10 yr old, and my oldest at 12 yrs old.
First went to Cache Wilson with a 6:27 and 2nd to Emma Bleak with a 6:31. These two were so close, I got a bit excited!!
All 5 did amazing even so that the 4 finishers decided to finish again with little Caleb Wilson.
I’m so blessed to do this job, I love it and seeing these kids put forth the effort….well done kiddos!!
Well done again to all the runners, thank you again to all the volunteers, and can’t wait to see you all again soon!!
RRA, Race Director/Owner
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