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A total of 73 individuals competed in Crossroads Economic Partnership’s first ever “Dash Down Delta” races on Saturday morning.
There were 68 participants in the 5k run for adults and the other five participants competed in the one-mile kids run. Both races started and finished on Delta Avenue.
Samantha Edmonson, Director of Programs and Memberships for Crossroads Economic Partnership, organized the races and named them “Dash Down Delta” after Delta Avenue.
Michael Granger came in first place for the 5k run with a time of 22.49, Joseph Pittman finished second with a time of 23.5, David Jones finished third with a time of 24.6, Tori Powell finished fourth with a time of 25.26, and Marcus Mixon finished fifth with a time of 26.14.
Harper Powell finished first in the one-mile kids run, Anna Margaret Marley finished second, and Henry Marley finished third.
It was a $30 entry fee for adults and a $20 entry fee for kids.
“This is helping the Chamber financially to put on other events downtown,” Edmonson said. “I think it all went great. We had a great turnout and participation. The weather was beautiful.”
Bryant’s Shaved Ice was a vendor at the event, the Clarksdale police and fire departments, Coahoma County volunteer fire department and the Viking Motorcycle Club all blocked off the road during the races. Edmonson said she hopes to see more participants next year. Crossroads Economic Partnership will have more events in May.
“Everybody needs to look forward to the upcoming Fridays at the Stage in May,” Edmonson said. “That’s our next upcoming event.” Edmonson said a schedule for Fridays at the Stage should be out in the next week.