The Klondike Rush was held here in August, and since it was an anniversary year of the event — 40 years — Paul and the other two men who started the race were honored. Here are the founders of the Klondike Rush:
Paul Jarvis, Bob Miller and Dave Harness. All finished the race this day.
Here is a great write-up about the race from the YMCA website:
The Klondike Rush is the oldest running 10K event in Wyoming and surrounding states. Our historic 10K course will get you out into the hills with some good climbs and great scenery as you run to views of the Bighorn Mountains and the sounds of Clear Creek. The popularity of this event continued to grow over the years and led to the addition of the 5k distance. The 5k course is fun and fast for those interested in time, but is also very family and walker friendly. Following the two main events is the FREE Klondike Kids run with three distances depending on age. The Klondike Rush is fun for the whole family!
The name, “Klondike,” comes from the name of the street that the race begins on, in front of the YMCA. It has become very popular and participants come from around the world.
To commemorate the event, “Whistle-nut and Ole,” rodeo team with trained bull, was present to start the race. When I first saw Ole, I was thinking, “it’s a good thing that ambulance is nearby.”
After some confusion and spinning-around and trouble with a camera, the main event was finally off and running.
Paul did well, especially considering that he hadn’t had a lot of time to train.
It’s always fun to see our friends at the Klondike Rush! Dave, Dean (always a winner) ,Bob, Paul. Well done, guys!