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Frogtown lives up to challenge
Nearly 600 finish trail
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Runners greet their first creek bed at the Frogtown Trail Challenge. - photo by Chris Vetter

Organizers say 584 of the 700 registered runners finished the 2012 Frogtown Trail Challenge on Oct. 13.

The event featured 4-mile and 10-mile runs. Other than some yellow jacket nests that were disturbed early in the race, resulting in some stings to runners, property owner Chris Garmon called the event “very successful.”

“Obviously, the weather was beautiful … we raised a lot of money for Young Life,” he said. “Just a big thanks to all the volunteers and runners and sponsors.”

Organizer Kirk Childs told the story of David Schorr just before the starting gun fired about 8 a.m. He brought the crowd’s attention to the 110 bright orange shirts standing around them and the reason they were running.

Schorr, a 40-year-old father of three, had planned to participate with his wife Bridgette, but died Sept. 13 in a single-engine plane crash near Lake Lanier. She and more than 100 other people sported orange shirts and ran as “Team David” in his honor.

“The David Schorr tribute was well received by the runners and I believe it was greatly appreciated by the family and friends,” Childs said.

Garmon said talks have begun for next year’s race, and registration information should be available online in January.

“Just want to keep the word out so next year we can have another successful run,” he said.