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Nice day for a run
Marketville features 5K
Marketville race winners are pictured, from left, senior woman winner Linda Holder, Matthew Bratcher, Blaine Wilcher, senior man winner Richard Evans, overall woman winner Misty Griffith, and overall youth winner Madalyn Stubblefield. Not pictured is Addison Creighton.

Last Saturday at the Blue Building in downtown McMinnville, Marketville brought the excitement. The sixth-annual event included a car show, eating contest and several other activities for people around Warren County.
The day started with a dash -- a 5K race for the first time in Marketville history.
The race consisted of some familiar faces, including Blaine Wilcher, Matthew Bratcher and Kelly Slaughter of 105.3 WOW Country and co-host of the morning show Duke and Kelly.
Race coordinator and Southern Standard reporter Lisa Hobbs had this to say about the outcome of the race and how she thought the race went in its debut.
“It was a wonderful race,” said Hobbs. “You couldn’t have asked for better weather on a race day. It was a bit cloudy and that helped keep the temperature low. The runners really enjoyed it.”
Wilcher and Bratcher both came in a first-place tie with a time of 21:21 and winning the men’s overall division. Richard Evans came in second with a time of 28:03 and secured the top spot in the men’s senior division. In the women’s division, Misty Griffith took home the top prize with a time of 31:05 and in the senior women’s division, Linda Holder came in with a time of 41:04.
Madelyn Stubblefield was the overall winner for the youth division with a time of 32:35, while Addison Creighton rounded out the top winners, winning the under-12 division with a time of 41:05.
The course had plenty to offer including some scenic sights around McMinnville and Hobbs gave her insight of all the course provided for runners.
 “We picked a very scenic course that has been used before during other runs,” said Hobbs. “It took the runners through Westwood, down into Riverfront Park and along the Barren Fork Greenway. I had a water station on the greenway and water for them after the race.”
Hobbs concluded thanking all of the volunteers and people who took time out of their day to help make the race a success.
“I would like to thank McMinnville Police Department, its PSU officers and all the volunteers who helped safeguard the runners along the course,” said Hobbs. “As anyone who has ever organized an event will tell you, volunteers are vital. Without the support of those individuals, the race wouldn’t have been a success.”