Over 200 Take Part in 10th Annual Twilight Stroll

January 10, 2013

The 10th Annual Twilight Stroll is in the books, and it was one of the most successful races since the stroll began in the early 2000’s.

Elbert County Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Brooks said that over two hundred runners participated this past Friday evening.

“It was a great night for a race in Elbert County, but we had two hundred and fifteen people to register. For the 5K we had nearly one hundred and forty people participate, and in the 10K, we had right at fifty runners for that race”, said Brooks.

The top three overall finishers for the 5K race were Ethan Alexander, Evan Alexander, both of Elberton, and Mark Stein of Duluth, Georgia.

For the 10K race Eric Stabb of Athens took the top spot, followed by Ben Hall of Franklin Springs, and Mackenzie Howell of Watkinsville to round out the top three.

Brooks said that all of the races went smooth, and that was due in large part to the volunteers that helped out.

“We do want to thank those volunteers that came out and helped us with the event. We also want to thank City of Elberton Police, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia State Patrol”, said Brooks. “All of those entities helped make this a successful event.”

For next year’s race, the chamber is looking to possible push the start date back a week to allow more people to register after the holiday season. Brooks said runners should expect to run the same routes as this year’s race for next year as well.