Runners Hit the Pavement at 24th Annual Bellaire Trolley Run
The rain held up just long enough on Saturday morning for roughly 650 runners to cross the finish line at the 24th Annual Bellaire Trolley Run. The race started with a 1 Mile Family/Kids Race, followed by a wheelchair division, then a 5K, and finally, the race’s newest addition: the 5K stroller division.
Co-hosted by the City of Bellaire, Patrons for Bellaire Parks and the Al Lawrence Running Club, the event drew runners of all abilities and experience levels from across the city, and even from Dallas and Austin.
“It’s inexpensive, and it’s a flat course without too many turns, so people run great times in this course,” said Annie Hadow of the Al Lawrence Running Club.
Runners started in front of Bellaire City Hall, ran north toward Bellaire Boulevard, made a loop around the famous trolley car on Bellaire Boulevard, then ran back down S. Rice Avenue toward Bellaire High School, turning down Maple, Ferris, Valerie Street and finishing in front of City Hall. Following the race, runners enjoyed the post-race after party, where more than 30 vendors offered post-run recovery food and other free items.
Awards were given to the top male and female finisher in each race, and age-group specific awards were given to first through third place winners for each race. Kim Lowry won first place in the women’s division with a time of 17:42.7. Calum Neff won first place for the men’s division with a time of 15.11.3.
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