Clarks bring the Skyrunner balloon to Lincoln annually for the
festival, and, on the ground, Stan Clark has crossed the finish line
first in the 5K event several years running.
3.1-mile course followed Primm Road from the Lincoln Park District
entrance to Wyatt Avenue, then turned left onto Home Avenue and
continued south to a turnaround point between cornfields, returning
along the same route.
refreshments afterward were moved inside as the sky grew darker, and
thunderclaps preceded the clapping for the winners.
were presented for first, second and third place in various age
categories, with 11 brackets available for males and nine for
females. The top male and female finishers overall were awarded
trophies. When the Clarks, husband and wife, received their awards,
a playful tipping of trophies suggested an exchange of kisses
between the figures on top.
registration, participants had received long-sleeved commemorative
T-shirts with logos representing the Art and Balloon Festival and
the race sponsors: R&H Farm Supply, Row Motor Sales, Fifth
Street Food Mart, M & M Vending Co., CEFCU, Lincoln Park
District, Lincoln IGA and Pepsi Cola.
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listing available after the event showed 47 runners ranging in age
from 10 to 65. According to that sheet of results, the order of
finish and times for each runner were as follows: