Our first ever Winter Flakes Run/Walk was a huge success! We even had a few winter flakes fall from the sky to mark the occasion. I’m not kidding! Snowflakes were falling from the sky (see picture below). It could not have been a more perfect day. The sun even started peeking through toward the end. It was the perfect occasion for community members and visiting runners to have some fun and get some exercise on a winter’s day. We want to send out a big thank you out to all of our participants, sponsors, volunteers, the YMCA, and the City of De Soto. We could not have done it without you. We also want to thank everyone for their understanding when we were forced to postpone the event for a week due to weather. One hundred and ninety-two people signed up for the event, and although some were not able to make it on the rescheduled date, we still had over 100 participants. Included in the event were a 10k race (the first ever 10k in De Soto), a 5k race, and a one mile walk. We want to take a second also to congratulate the overall winners. In the 10k, Joseph Jordan was the overall male winner, coming in at 43:49, and Katie Lauterwasser was the overall female winner, coming in at 48:09. All other race results can be found at Race Results 2013. Thank you again to everyone for your help and support. All of you helped make it the perfect Winter Flakes Run. We are already looking forward to next year’s race!