Nearly 175 early risers participated in the 5th annual Back to Basics run and walk.
Registration cost $30 for adults and $15 for the kids. Those who pre-registered got a $10 discount. All of the proceeds go to improving the trails in and around Bloomfield. In the years past, the money went to various recreational organizations around town. Runners could choose a 5K or a five mile run. There was also a one mile youth run, but some kids chose one of the longer route options. Organizers provided plenty of water stops and entertainment along the race path.
â??I was just so happy just to see we had about 40 kids running the one mile all the way from like three years old all the way to like 11,â?? Katie Fetcho, Back to Basics organizer said. â??We've had kids that are like 8-years-old run the 5-K. It's just neat to see the families come out and experience it with their kids.â??
Awards and cold refreshments were provided after the runners crossed the finish-line.