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Runners give new fitness trail a try at fairgrounds

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

KNOWLESVILLE – John Steier and his son Evan haul tires on the new fitness trail at the 4-H Fairgrounds, which opened today to the public.

The Steiers and other particpants in the Albion Running Club jogged the course and tried the six stations, doing push ups, dips and other maneuvers while completing the half-mile fitness trail.

Pam Coville and her husband Mark bend down and flip tires, one of the challenges on the fitness trail.

The Running Club kicked in $450 towards the trail, which is open to the public and includes signs showing how to attempt the activities along the course.

Brian Krieger does push-ups at one of the stops.

The project includes many recycled items, including the poles used for the signs. Many old farm tires are utilized as part of the stations.

Runners get in some exercise on the course.