The first annual Lincoln Highway Dash was held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. The 5k run or 1 mile walk started at the Nevada City Hall parking lot. There were 40 runners and 4 walkers. Each person received a t-shirt and a bag of items from race sponsors. All proceeds from the event will benefit Lincoln Highway Days.
The winning male runner with a time of 22 minutes 22 seconds was Eric Dinges and the winning female runner with a time of 26 minutes 17 seconds was Meesha Lenning. Each received $25 in Nevada Chamber Bucks for their accomplishments.
"The Lincoln Highway Dash committee was very pleased with the results of this year’s event and we are looking forward to making next year’s even better," stated Brett Barker, chair of the Lincoln Highway Dash.
The 2014 Lincoln Highway Dash will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. A Kids Fun Run is being considered for next year, along with some other changes.