Hard winter hurts race numbers

By John L. Braese
The Enterprise
ADRIAN – The snowy, cold winter cut runner numbers as the Owyhee Off-Road Challenge took to the hills outside of Adrian on Saturday.
“People just could not get outside and train like in years past,” said race organizer Nickie Shira. “Our numbers are down a bit from last year.”
Shira said the lack of open roads during January and February also forced a change in plans for some runners.
“We had people that had requested to run the 10K route call in and change to 5K,” she said. “People just kept telling me they were not ready because of no training time due to roads and snow.”
Even with fewer people taking to the hills in support of a new track at Adrian High School . . .