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Cossatot River State Park Holds Annual ½ Marathon

[VANDERVOORT] Cossatot River State Park held their annual ½ Marathon Trail Run and Hike on Saturday, October 18, with 85 participants from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa.

Carson Miller set a new marathon record running the 13.1-mile stretch down the State Park’s River Corridor Trail in 1:40:21 (1 hour 40 minutes and 21 seconds) and claimed the overall winner’s slot. Second place in men’s overall was Samuel Young with a time of 1:45:15.

The women’s overall winner was Bee Miller in a time of 2:05:18. Second place in the women’s overall category was set by Polk County local, Alexis Wood, from Cove, with a time of 2:08:06.

The marathon started at the Brushy Creek Recreation area and the finish line was located at the Visitor Center.  The park was happy to see 6 runners from Polk County participate in the event.

Andrew Ralwings of Cossatot River State Park expressed gratitude for all of their sponsors and for Cossatot River School District for providing transportation for the participants.

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