STEAM WHISTLE 12K RUN/WALK
Clyde, Mississippi- A hundred years ago in the piney woods of south Mississippi, two sawmill towns lived strongly on the Mississippi Central Railroad. Both employed hundreds and helped change the dynamics of a once poor place and hopeless time. For a quarter of a century, the lost communities of Clyde and Epley lit the woods until the timber was cut out and the depression came.
Gone now are the sawmills, section houses and turpentine stills. The steel rails are replaced by a ribbon of asphalt that winds through hardwoods and pines, over fills, and into cuts in the grade.
Come run yonder to Epley and back from Clyde on the Longleaf Trace.
Come start the new year off right.
Eight miles or so of history, hope for a good year, and happiness and peace.
See you then…
WHEN: January 1, 2009, 9:00 A.M.
WHERE: Clyde Depot, Longleaf Trace
WHAT: 12K run/walk to benefit projects along the Longleaf Trace such as an outdoor classroom.
WHO: Hosted by some cool folks who want to have a good time doing something for a good cause…
WHY: It’s a great way to start off a new year.
COOL T-SHIRTS, AWARDS 3 DEEP IN EACH AGE GROUP, (WITH PARTICIPANTS), CLASSIC HAND CRAFTED TROPHIES, REFRESHMENTS COURTESY OF COCA-COLA; WHAT MORE COULD ONE ASK?
AFTER: There will be some traditional New Years day food around a bonfire. Bring your Christmas Tree to help fuel the fire. It’s a great way to start off a new year.
Door Prizes: There will also be some great door prizes
SANCTIONED BY: The Longleaf Trace