Hitting the trails

By Joe Duty and Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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The 20th annual Grasslands Trail Run drew runners from across the country to the LBJ Grasslands Saturday for the 50-mile, marathon and half-marathon. John Finn won the 50-miler in 6 hours, 23 minutes and 53 seconds. Shandra Moore was the top female in 8:01.31. Kalib Wilkinson won the marathon in 3:16.02. Melanie Rabb won the women’s marathon in 3:48.19. Agustin Hernandez turned in the top half-marathon of 1:26.32. Katy Fisher narrowly won the women’s half in 1:50.13.

Hard Earned Hardware

HARD-EARNED HARDWARE – Medals awaited the finishers of Saturday’s 50-mile, marathon and half-marathon trail run at the Grasslands. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Off and Running 1

OFF AND RUNNING – Runners take off at the start of the half marathon Saturday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Off and Running 2

A runner makes her way around the course. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Checking In

CHECKING IN – Ben Bridgeman, an Alvord graduate, makes a stop at the Denton Area Running Club aid station during his 50-mile race. Bridgeman finished in 10:54.18. Messenger photo by Richard Greene

Reaching the Finish

REACHING THE FINISH – Isaac Hicks of Euless celebrates finishing the half-marathon with Rebecca and his dog Lily. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Green Day

GREEN DAY – Kristen Adams celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by running a half-marathon in her green attire. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Tough Stretch

TOUGH STRETCH – Runners climb the rugged terrain during the Grasslands Trail Run Saturday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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