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Vail Daily letter: Lots of runners for Gypsum Daze

Tom and Margaret Edwards
Vail, CO, Colorado

We’re bigger than I thought. This was the second year in a row that the Gypsum Daze 5K Run/Walk had more than 200 participants. Thanks to all of you for showing up for an early-morning start to the Gypsum Daze events. Proceeds from the run/walk will be donated to the Gypsum Library for the purchase of children’s books.

A big thank you to our sponsors, Big Steve’s Towing, Barker Rinker Seacat, Columbine Market, Tom and Margaret Edwards and U.S. Bank.

Thanks also to our contributors who do so much to supply the prizes, goodie bags and other items necessary to put on this event. Contributors include Alpine Ambiance, American National Bank, Bravo!, CARQUEST Auto Parts, Costco, Eagle-Gypsum Garden Center, Eagle Valley Vision, Garden Center of Gypsum, Heidi’s Deli, Honey Bun, Keller Williams Real Estate (Black Bear Partners, Joan and Barb), Mac’s Liquor, Moe’s Barbecue, Pastime Concession, Pastime Bar and Grill, Red Canyon Cafe, Rittenhouse Restaurant, Steve’s Barbecue, Stor-N-Lock, town of Gypsum, Vail Valley Jet Center and WECMRD (Gypsum Recreation Center).

As always, our volunteers help to make this event one of the best in the Eagle Valley. Thanks to volunteers Scott Covington, Margaret Edwards, Tom Edwards, Bill Fisher, Sara Fisher, Sheldon Haase, Joan Harned, Tom Harned, Kara Heide, Alice Jaramillo, Matt Jaramillo, Santana Jaramillo, Bill McCarthy, Joyce McCarthy, David Medina, Kristen Medina, Maxine Medina, New New Wallace and Karl Reynolds.

Thanks also to Beth Pappas and Marc Thomas, of Vail Recreation District, for doing an excellent job of timing the event.

Everyone who helped with the Gypsum Daze 5K Run/Walk hopes you had a great time and that will be back again next year as we shoot towards our next goal of 300 runners. Thanks again to all the participants, volunteers, workers, sponsors and contributors who make this event possible.

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