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Half marathon draws over 200 runners
Viola Half2
With some of the proceeds going toward Viola Valley Dogs, its fitting one would join the race. Volunteer Zane Thaxton bends down to hydrate the thirsty dog at her teams water station Saturday morning.
Despite the discouraging downpour that occurred just hours before the Viola Valley Half Marathon on Saturday morning, over 200 runners showed up from all over America to run the hilly course. “We have lots of local runners, but also many from places we’ve never had here before,” said assistant race director Kevin Deason. “There is a lady from California and another lady from Hawaii who flew in to run.