Baldy Buddy Hike Sends 90 Up River Run

Jun 28, 2017 | News

—Idaho Mountain Express

Morning hike for charity and exercise

Ninety participants featuring 66 hikers and 24 team racers joined Saturday’s fourth annual Baldy Buddy Hike to raise money and awareness for Camp Rainbow Gold.

The community event took place on the service road from the bottom of River Run to Roundhouse—a distance of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) over 2,000 vertical feet.

Co-organizer Bill Nurge of Ketchum’s HardCore Training Center said, “Lots of families, friends and married couples hiked up River Run to the Roundhouse where they were met with cheers, refreshments and lots of raffle prizes donated by local merchants.”

Anna Droege, 78, was the senior hiker, and the youngest were a pair of six-year-old girls who did the entire course without any assistance.

Clocking the fastest times were 55-year-old Bill Nurge (29:30) and his 44-year-old co-ed teammate Brooke Hovey (31:32). Their combined 1.01:02 for first among Coed Teams was less than a minute behind last year’s course record.

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