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    Scotts Bluff

    National Monument Nebraska

Results of "Spring Up the Bluff" Relay Race

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Date: May 1, 2012

Scotts Bluff National Monument concluded a week long celebration of National Parks Week with the annual running of Spring UpThe Bluff Relay Race. With great weather, a large crowd came for out for the event.


Within a half hour of the starting time, parking was at capacity. The Visitor Center parking lot resembled a mini Olympic Village with athletes stretching in preparation for the starting signal. Ten Running Teams and six Walking Teams competed this year.


Teams of six worked together to relay their baton from the Visitor Center, 1.6 miles up the Summit Road to the summit of Scotts Bluff National Monument.Each team member carried their baton between 0.2 & 0.3 miles.

Over 150 people packed the monument's amphitheater afterward for an awards ceremony. First Place Running Team "Coming Around The Mountain When We Come," and First Place Walking Team "Y Nots" received trophies. Several teams were awarded certificates for placing first in their respective categories. Special Recognitions went to "The Six Stooges" as the Youngest Team, comprised of 10 and 11 year old boys, and Scotts Bluff Kiwanis's "Aktion Club" comprised of special needs athletes.


A multitude of raffle prizes included: a $25 gift certificate from the Oregon Trail Museum Association, one dozen donuts from Gering Bakery, personal training sessions with local Personal Trainer Pamela Podowiltz, pizzas from Papa Murphy's, meals from Sonic Drive-in of Gering, sandwiches from Subway, tote bag of goodies from Scottsbluff US Army Recruiting Station, and free movie coupons from the historic Midwest Theater.


The monument wishes to extend a special "Thank You" to Jolene Kaufman & The Oregon Trail Museum Association for their continued sponsorship of this event. The monument also extends special recognition to Mike's Husker Shop support with trophies. A smorgasbord of delicious treats & refreshments were provided by Main Street Market of Scottsbluff.

The sponsors & donors made the event possible.


SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT

SPRING UP THE BLUFF RELAY


RESULTS

XVII

29 April 2012

16 Teams

Time

Categories

Division

9:37

 Coming Round the Mountain When We Come

21-39 Mixed

Running

10:21

 JP's IT Solution

21-39 Mixed

Running

10:44

 US Army Recruiting Office Scottsbluff (1)

20 & < Male

Running

11:02

 US Army Recruiting Office Scottsbluff (2)

20 & < Male

Running

11:04

 Hodge Podge

21-39 Mixed

Running

11:44

 Benzel Pest Control

21-39 Mixed

Running

11:50

 Tissue Is Our Issue

21-39 Mixed

Running

 12:21

 Running Chicks

21-39 Mixed

Running

12:27

 The Six Stooges

20 & < Male

Running

14:36

 Road Runners

21-39 Mixed

Running

21:17

 Y Nots

40 & > Mixed

Walking

21:31

 Sterling's Angels

21-39 Mixed

Walking

21:36

 EDU Walkers

40 & > Female

Walking

22:04

 Circle K, WNCC

20 & < Mixed

Walking

27:51

 Aktion Club

40 & > Mixed

Walking

27:51

 Scottsbluff Kiwanis

40 & > Mixed

Walking


Running

1st Place - Coming Round the Mountain When We Come

20 and Under - MaleUS Army Recruiting Office Scottsbluff (1)

21–39 – MixedComing round the mountain when we come

21-39 – FemaleRunning Chicks

20 and Under – MixedCircle K, WNCC

Walking

1st Place - Y Nots

21-39 - Mixed Sterling's Angels

40 and Above – FemaleEDU Walkers

20 and Under – MixedCircle K, WNCC

40 and Above – MixedY Nots


The Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The summit road remains open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.All Monument trails are open from sunrise until sunset.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of construction on one of the vehicular tunnels on the summit road at Scotts Bluff National Monument

The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) built nearly every structure at the Scotts Bluff National Monument in the 1930's - the summit road, Saddle Rock Trail, the visitor center, the maintenance barn, and a residence now used for administration. More...