Helper Arts 5K and Flamingo Float Attracts Castle Country’s Fastest

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Runners young and old gathered at Helper City Parkway’s pavilion early Saturday morning to register and be taken up Spring Canyon. These runners, however, weren’t looking for the White Lady, they were looking for victory at this year’s Annual Helper Arts Festival 5K Run/Walk.

The course took participants down Spring Canyon, across the Helper Parkway bridge, down the city’s picturesque main street and onto the parkway itself to finish off their run.

Fifteen-year old Anthony Jones took the first-place finish with 17-year-old Logan Engar a mere 10 seconds behind. The pair finished with times of 17.59 and 18.09, respectively. Jacob Jewkes followed behind with a time of 18.21. Clyde Behunin as well as Josh McCourt finished in fourth and fifth with times of 18.43 and 19.42.

Results of the 5K, courtesy of Carbon County Recreation, are provided in the table below.

After the race, the festival’s Flamboyant Flamingo Float took place. Interested persons were able to purchase a small, inflatable flamingo at the Balance Rock Eatery for $5 each. Upon being released, the flamingos “raced” down the river, where the top three finishers were awarded prizes.

Pictures of both races as well as the results of the 5K are provided below.

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