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Challenge Series Results:
Sept. 10 Band on the Run, Batesville
Aug. 13 The Bethany Project Melon Dash 5k, Cave City
Aug. 6 White River 4-Mile Classic, Batesville

Next Challenge Series Race:
Oct. 8 Katz Tracks 5K, Melbourne
2016 Schedule

Grand Prix Results:
Sept. 17 Arkansas 20K, Benton
Sept. 10 Minuteman Cross Country 5k, Little Rock
Sept. 3 ARK 5K Classic, North Little Rock
Aug. 13 Hope Watermelon 5k, Hope
Aug. 6 White River 4-Mile Classic, Batesville

Next Grand Prix Race:
Oct. 15 Survivors' Challenge 10K, Fort Smith

This Just In ...

The site's been quiet for a time as the news crew has been running anywhere but near a keyboard. So, let's start catching up: The Challenge Series standings are updated with Band on the Run results from Sept. 10. Kendall Townsley continued undefeated among the men, and Melanie Mathews stepped up to lead the ladies. In the next local race, Kendall's Southside rival and fellow 4A all-state runner, Chris Lyons, took the latest title Sept. 24 at the BGMC 5K. Jackie Griffin captured the women's crown there.

The Challenge/Grand Prix and Club and Local Races calendars also have been updated with results links and race changes.

In the state Grand Prix, Michelle Huff has clinched the age group title for women 45-49 with eight first places and two third-place finishes. Bruce Oakley is undefeated in M55-59, but is clinging to third place with fewer races than the leaders. Links to recent results are available in the box at right.

Up Next

Upcoming events:
Oct. 8, 8 a.m., 4th Annual Katz Tracks 5k in Melbourne, supporting the Bearkatz cross-country program
Oct. 8, 8 a.m., Matt Anderson Memorial 5K at Cushman Elementary to fund a memorial scholarship
Oct. 15 WRMC Run the Wave 5k in Batesville

Join the Club

Not a member? Have a running buddy or wannabe who's not yet a member? Spread the word and click one of the registration links above left to join the fun as we continue to promote running and fitness throughout our community! Register online or mail membership and other printable forms to: White River Roadrunners, 1235 Punch Lane, Batesville, AR 72501. We have club T-shirts available free to our members in men's, women's and youth sizes, so join today and pick up a tech shirt to run in the best Roadrunner style!

Our Officers

2016 OFFICERS: Rebecca Patterson, President; Genafer Foree, President-elect; Bruce Oakley, Secretary; and Donna Johnson, Treasurer.

Past Presidents
2015: Suzy Oakley 2014: Bruce Oakley 2013: Dwayne Dickey 2012: Davy Insell
2011: Jennifer Liles-Dorris 2010: Andy Buschmann 2009: Robert Barber 2008: Joe Pool
2007: Sandy Pool 2006: Ken McSpadden 2005: Rita Cooke 2004: Kay Hermansen-Pool
2003: Ken McSpadden 2002: Sam Cooke 2001: Joe Pool  

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Last update: September 24, 2016