The Saturday before Thanksgiving weekend was a sunny one, perfect weather for the event that took place that morning in Westmoreland State Park. Sponsored by People’s Bank, Friends of Westmoreland State Park, Northern Neck Chevrolet, Art of Coffee, and more, the Westmoreland State Park Annual Gobble Wobble 5K run was in the sixth year of its life.
The track was a circuit that ran by the park’s cliffs and Murphy Hall, before going into the trails. The event attracted participants of all ages, and with a pull of the trigger on the starter pistol, the group made their way through the course. Despite the rains the previous day, the course was described by one of the runners, Rudy Pekarek, as being “a very nice course. They couldn’t mark the roots, but that’s why you keep one eye up and one eye down.” Steve Davis, the assistant park manager, had much the same to say, but was also privy to another problem that the rain had caused.
The rain prevented the pathway from being marked out with lime as it usually is the day before, which meant that guides had to be posted at sections where the pathway forked.
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