Law enforcement and related agencies, volunteers, local businesses, and history buffs alike made the inaugural Bonnie and Clyde 5 Mile Run/Walk a success Saturday.
The Stuart Revitalization Group organized the run which began at the Roundhouse in Dexter and traveled down White Pole Road and through Stuart, finishing at the site of the former First National Bank the infamous criminal duo robbed 85 years ago. Andrew Kaldenberg helped facilitate Saturday’s run and shares how he was impressed by the turnout, “It was totally awesome, I mean everything just worked out. People pitched in and did their part, it was just overwhelming. I didn’t expect more than 30, so to have 97 registered that was awesome.”
Stuart Revitalization Group member Kristen Renslow explains why they chose to hold this event, “So our mission is to get people, residents and tourists downtown either to shop here or just have activities just to come into town, spend money so I think that fill really well into our mission.”
Those who placed first overall for men and women were Jared Trent of Stuart and Brianne Cook of Des Moines, respectively. Volunteers and agencies including the Stuart Fire Department, Stuart Rescue, Stuart Police Department, Adair, Dallas, and Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office, and Dexter Fire Department helped direct traffic and make the run a safe experience for all involved.