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Dalton Surman (center) prospects a crowd of dashers and dancers from the setting up line during the 2022 LepBARchaun Dash 5K fun operate. The Tama-Toledo Chamber party returned to the Tama-Toledo space immediately after a year off in 2021. A whole of 93 individuals laced it up for a sunny morning outdoor in Tama on March 19. – Picture by Darvin Graham

Clayton Graff cruises to the complete line during the 2022 LepBARchaun Sprint 5K exciting operate on March 19. Graff was the top over-all finisher in a subject of 93 inexperienced-clad race individuals. – Photo by Darvin Graham


Exciting runs are building their way back into the Tama-Toledo celebration calendar immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic sidelined lots of local community activities about the past two decades.

The Tama-Toledo Place Chamber of Commerce’s signature LepBARchaun Dash 5K returned to the streets of Tama final weekend immediately after a 12 months hiatus in 2021. The event drew a group of near to 100 runners and walkers that travelled a loop route that went past the golf study course in Tama, wound all-around the STC High School campus and ended up back on W 3rd St. for more celebration of the St. Patrick’s Working day holiday break the Tama Pump bar and grill.

“The Chamber was very pleased with the turnout of the LepBARchaun Dash this yr after a couple several years of adjustments owing to COVID,” Chamber Coordinator Marlys Upah mentioned. “With practically 100 contributors and a well timed split in the temperature, the celebration was a fantastic way to provide local community members to our downtown firms.”

Upah and Chamber users Jill Kienzle, Jeff Niedermann and Nathan Doran worked closely to arrange the function soon after the founding party chairs Shayna and Matt Zmolek stepped absent pursuing the 2020 LepBARchaun Sprint.

South Tama’s Clayton Graff took the overall leading spot with Kelsey Bro coming in as the major in general female finisher.

There have been two awards provided out for best outfit. Tiffany Kunkel received Very best Dressed and Dot Kendall received for Most Environmentally friendly.

The adhering to are the leading a few finishers in every of the race categories, mentioned in get of their finishing spot:

Speediest Male (18+)

Clayton Graff

Jeremi Kopsa

Eric Rosario

Speediest Woman (18+)

Kelsey Bro

Tracy Carey

Kate Breja

Fastest Male (11-17)

Cale Graff

Kaden Kopsa

Garrett Surman

Swiftest Woman (11-17)

Addison Elmore

Grace Sawyer

Speediest Male (10 and beneath)

Kyler Yuska

Dalton Surman

Cole Kupka

Quickest Female (10 and less than)

Kalla Hrabak

Anistyn Bear.