By bill Thornley
SPOONER– The popular Spooner Rodeo Stampede returns for the 66th Spooner Rodeo on Saturday, July 13, offering three races. There will be something for everyone, even the kids!
The Spooner Rodeo Stampede organizers are excited to team up with Gopher State Events as the timing company. All races will be chip timed. Gopher State Events will provide emailed results within hours (most often minutes) of each finish, as well as finish-line photos to be posted on the website later that day for free download.
The Stampede 10K/5K /Lil’ Stampede 1K courses will again start/finish in the city lot across from the Spooner Civic Center.
Those who pre-registered for the 5K/10K by June 25 were guaranteed a race T-shirt. Course maps will be posted on the Spooner Rodeo Stampede Facebook page.
The Stampede Run/Walk registration and Bib/Race Bag pick up will take place from 6 to 7 a.m. At 8 a.m. the 10K Stampede Run and 5K Run/Walk will begin. The 1K Lik’ Stampede Run for kids begins at 8:45 a.m.
A Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m., and there will be a Sake Bloody Mary Bar from 8 a.m. to noon. The Beer Garden will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be an Awards Ceremony for the finishers held at approximately 9:15 a.m.