Handicap run is back

The Wednesday Night Running Club has announced its dates for its three 5K timed handicap races. It is a unique chance for slow runners to win a trophy because of the handicap format. 

Anyone can enter but only club members in orange vests can actually score points and win the trophy. The race dates are all on Wednesdays with the meeting point at World Gym behind Queengate, at 6 p.m. They are Sept. 30, Oct. 21 and Nov. 11. The presentation and annual party is on Nov. 18. 

Organizer Tony Watts said, “Last year was the closest finish yet so the big shiny trophy really could be anybody’s.”