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FORR Cornhole 5K
It doesn't get any more American than this!


Okay by now I am sure you all have the same question on your mind that I had on mine, "What is a cornhole?"

According to Wikipedia, cornhole "is a game in which players take turns pitching small bags filled with corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end." It is a lot like horseshoes. This game is wildly popular in Hooterville and apparently in Reading, MA.

This t-shirt would be a big hit at work.
photo Yankee Timing

When I asked race organizer Pete Coumounduras why they decided to named their race after a cornhole, he replied, "We thought is would get people's attention." Well that it did! This well run event hopefully will also get the attention of runners for many years to come.

Tonight's race started from beautiful Memorial park in Reading. The Friends of Reading Recreation (FORR) staged the event to raise awareness of the park. The FORR hope to add a walking trail to the park and perform some additonal upgrades. The last six hundred meters of the race finished in the park on a nice grass track.

The overall race winner was Mark Hudson of Reading who ran a quick 16:22 for an easy victory. The women's title went to Angela McColgan also of Reading who ran 20:43 to complete the Reading resident sweep.

If you're looking for a nice low-key weekday race next summer then this is your race. This event also gives you the opportunity to wear this classic t-shirt (see photo) to the office the next day. Just think, you can spend the entire day educating your fellow workers about the great American game of cornhole.

After tonight's race was over, the prizes were awarded and refreshments served while off in the distance the kids played a spirited game of cornhole - I love this country!

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