There was a humble but enthusiastic turn out to Wednesday night's first 5k of the Salomon Autumn Trail Series. The men's event was won by Matt Schadow in a time of 17:13 and the women's event was won by Brett Elizabeth Schulze in a time of 22:21. With those results, the competition for overall winner has begun.
The top 2 racers overall in both genders at the end of the race series will receive a pair of Salomon XT wings, along with 4 randomly-chosen age group leaders. The age groups are as follows: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. A delicious prize will also be awarded to top 3 overall and age-group winners in both genders. Whether there will literally be a Salomon Cup awarded has yet to be determined.
The grand-prize winners in this week's raffle, who both won a pair of Salomon XT Wings shoes, were Alex Rykken and Ron Schmitz. We will continue doing a weekly raffle with a huge shoe give-away on week 4.
With over 20 people already pre-registered for next week's race and more registrations rolling in, the trail series promises to grow each race! If you had a good time, make sure to come back for more and spread the word.