Runners Take on a Tough Course

They just kept going, and going, and going. Hundreds took part in the fourteenth annual Rim Rock Run on Saturday, as they footed 22 point 5 miles in the cold.

The run started at the Grand Junction entrance of the Colorado National Monument and ended at the Fruita Gate. The race featured runners of all ages. This years youngest runner is thirteen, which is the youngest in race history. The oldest runner, who is 68, proved age is just a number. Many runners agree that this race is one of the most challenging.

"We stayed together the entire time and if one of us got tired we pushed the other one on. It was a lot of fun," says experienced runner, Rachel Englehart.

This mother– daughter team has run several marathons together, yet they say this is the toughest race they have done, even though it is just short of a true marathon.

All of the proceeds from the run go to the Mesa State Women's Cross County team.