York River State Park 5K Run draws large crowd

In the 14-year history of the Colonial Road Runners version of the York River State Park 5K Run, there has never remotely been the number of runners that turned up at the park last Saturday morning. Organized by the Walsingham Academy men’s and women’s cross country teams under coach Rich Higgins, along with Courtny Moulton of the Walsingham Events Office, the race had a remarkable 269 finishers in the 5K run/walk, and 17 finishers in the one mile fun run, a total of 286. The previous CRR high was 191 finishers in the 5K and 198 total.

For a number of years race director Charles Crone held a 5K race at York River State Park, as the Massey Cancer Center 5K, in conjunction with the...