Start Ag Days Saturday with a run

Adults and children can still get a run in Saturday morning during Ag Days.

The Ag Days 6k run is a point-to-point course along the Spring Valley paved trail during Ag Days in Spring Valley on Saturday, Aug. 18. Mostly adults run this race, which is about 3.72 miles long, but several youth also participate.

Runners will meet from 7 to 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Willow Park, which is located just east of downtown, for the 8 a.m. race. Runners will board a bus at 7:45 a.m. to the end of the trail by the camper parking area on County Road 8 and run back into Spring Valley along the entire length of the paved trail, which crosses over Spring Valley Creek several times and underneath Highway 16.

The second annual 1k kids run, called the Little Husker, will also take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 9:30 a.m. The race, sponsored by the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation, is free of charge. The route is the trail around the outside edge of Willow Park.

Late registrants won’t get an individualized bib and possibly no T-shirt or medal, but young people are welcome to join in the fun, which draws hundreds of children. Contact City Hall or the Spring Valley Tribune for information, or check the foundation website,

Registration for the Ag Days 6k run has online registration with no added fees on the Chamber of Commerce website ( Forms may also be picked up at the Spring Valley Tribune office or City Hall. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., but runners are encouraged to register in advance.

The price for the 6k race is now $23. The race registration includes a technical T-shirt, although late registrants are not guaranteed a T-shirt on race day.

Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winners in the 6K race as well as for the top three males and females in age groups.

For more information on either event, contact Dave Phillips at 507-346-7365. Brian Hoff is the race day director.