2005 Sweet Dreams 5k Race

 
 
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and Augusta County since 1988
 Sponsor of the 5k and horseshoe events.
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What is Sweet Dreams Day all about ? Learn about the origins of Stuarts Draft , visit Augusta County Parks and Recreation for more local activities, and if you are in to horseshoes please visit the Virginia Horseshoe Pitchers Association web pages.

Story by Kevin Snelgrove
July 23, 2005

A movie of the start of the race

The 2nd annual Sweet Dreams, Stuarts Draft Festival held July 23rd was a huge success for the community and the residents of Augusta County. Ken Jacobsen and Kathy McQuain from Augusta County Parks and Recreation, along with many support staff and community volunteers, coordinated it all - from vendor set up and parking, to event timing and announcements. Their efforts resulted in a day of activities that never paused, rolling smoothly from one to the next. The support from area businesses was outstanding, and their contributions assisted immensely to make this a successful event.

Kathy presided over the official opening of the day at the Stuarts Draft Park, at the same time as Ken and his assistants were coordinating the kickoff events over at Schneider Park and McKee. At Schneider, the 5k road race was immediately followed by a horseshoe tournament. At the same time, over at McKee, the softball tournament commenced. These venues kept Ken, his staff, members of the Stuarts Draft Horseshoe Club, and McKee volunteers busy all morning and into the afternoon.

As sponsor for both the 5k race and the horseshoe tournament, it was rewarding to be there, to experience the excitement of the participants and see the events unfold. Starting the 5k race, Ken instructed all the runners as to the rules and course of they would follow. Traffic on the road was a big concern, so he stressed awareness and safety foremost. As if planned, to make this point, the start of the race was interrupted by a few passing vehicles, and the starting lineup had to clear the road. Once passed, everyone lined back up and were given the signal to “GO”. 

As an amateur photographer, I love to take photos. The start up of the race left me scrambling to the side of the road when I realized the runners had advanced much closer than my camera led me to think. A lesson well learned, and some photos to prove it.

Ken, usually a soft spoken person, could be heard clearly as the returning runners passed the finish line, recording their times. He even entered the race for a brief time encouraging one of the final runners.

Loaded on this site are all of the pictures taken during the two events. Some good and some bad, they are split into two links, one for the 5k race and one for the horseshoe pitching. If you would like the full image of any particular shot, just follow the instructions on the photo pages and send me a note.

I had a blast and look forward to seeing you all again next year! Sweet Dreams!

Kevin

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2005 5k Results

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Winner of the 2005 Industrial Championship: McKee 1

Winner of the 2005 Business Championship: Earhart Real Estate


5K Run Winners

Boys Pre-Teen Matthew Larramore Time: 26:41
Boys 13-18 Colton Berrington Time: 20:58
Men’s Open Neil Bridge Time: 19:37

Girls Pre-Teen No Participants
Girls 13-18 Bree Simonsen Time: 23:24
Women’s Open Megan Wheeler Time: 22:55

Horseshoe Tournament
Champion: Jeff Gordon
Runner-Up: Michael Gordon

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2005 Sweet Dreams 5k

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Photos by Kevin Snelgrove


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