Joy of Running Starts 145th Anniversary August 4, 2019 Dala Town First race for many youngsters during the Kids’ Short Course Race. Smiles and medals at the finish line. And they’re off! Race day in Marquette. Heath Larson from Wichita comes down the home stretch to finish second in the men’s race. Buddy system. Brenda Rawson (left) and Jessica Rawson are ready to celebrate as they near the finish line. Friends and neighbors had a chance to catch their breath and catch up with each other after the race. Medal time for Eddie in Marquette. Ashtin finishes with a strong stride. Ashtin Klepper, 16 of Ellinwood finished first in the women’s race with a time of 22:08. Eddie Grier, 34 of Manhattan, Kansas won gold on the men’s side, crossing the finish line at 17:51. Congratulations to all the participants of the 2019 Rodeo Race and to the City of Marquette for a wonderful day full of events to mark the 145th anniversary.