The Graveyard Dash

The school admin gang

Ready to run: Barb Carr, Betsy Miller, Kathy Dalebroux and Marie Knight

If you notice adults and children running down Bridge Street in costumes a few days before Halloween, you are witnessing the Vernonia Graveyard Dash, a walk or run race that took place for the first time on October 29, 2016.

This will be an annual event, so mark your calendars for next year and start thinking about your race costumes.

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Calvin the Owl ran the 3K with a piggy-back ride at the end.

The 6K dash starts at the Vernonia Memorial Cemetery on Bridge Street and turns around at the Vernonia Pioneer Cemetery on Keasey Road.

The 3K dash starts at the Vernonia Memorial Cemetery and turns around at the Bridge Street bridge. This year, chip-timing and music were provided by Scovel Racing.

Dorothy and the Lion

Dorothy and the Lion

 

 

Twenty-two runners participated in the 2016 event sponsored by Hands on Art. Proceeds from the race benefit an Arts Scholarship at VHS. Chip-timing was provided by Scovel Racing.

 Every runner received a swag bag with a glass commemorating the race. Cash prizes were awards for best costumes. As the race grows expect more prizes and fun.

Tim Becken, Men's 1st place 3K

Tim Becken, Men’s 1st place 3K

 

Best Times:

6K Overall Men: Josh Fry 18:48:56

6K Overall Women: Amber-Dawn Ingwerson 31:01:80

3K Overall Men: Tim Becken 11:53:34

3K Overall Women: Hayley Espelund 13:06:90

Hayley Espelund won best adult costume as I Love Lucy, and won the Women's 3K

Hayley Espelund won best adult costume as I Love Lucy, and won the Women’s 3K

 

 

Costume Winners:

Best Adult Costume – Hayley Espelund (I Love Lucy)

Best Under 16 Costume – MacKenzie Livengood (zombie)

Best Group Costume – Karina and Steve Stephenson (XMen)

Thank you to all runners and walkers and to Hands on Art volunteers who made the event a success!

MacKenzie won best costume under 16 for for zombie. Mason would have won best smile.

MacKenzie won best costume under 16 for her zombie. Mason would have won best smile.

Katrina and Steve Stephensen won best group costume as the XMen

Katrina and Steve Stephensen won best group costume as the XMen

Rachel Langmaid as the Fly and son Henry who helped at the sign-up booth

Rachel Langmaid as the Fly and son Henry who helped at the sign-up booth