Weekend race features debut cause and course

Both a race course and a charitable beneficiary had very successful debuts last Saturday morning at the inaugural WISC Gymnastics Flipping 5K run/walk, along with a one-mile color fun run/walk, held from the Billsburg Brewery/James City County Marina.

Most new Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix events are happy to break the three-digit barrier, but the WISC Gymnastics race, under the leadership of race director Caitlin Rudders, had more than double that number, with 140 finishers in the 5K and 73 finishers in the color run.

The color run started the day at 8 a.m. and utilized the untrafficked service road adjacent to Jamestown Road for the fun event, mostly for kids, starting at...