BOB AND SARA RISSER'S FAT ASS 50KM TRAIL RUN.
It is the first of January, and
most runners are out at
A Fat Ass run is one that has no entry fee, no awards, and very little support, and there are over a dozen of them scattered around the nation on January 1. Bob Risser's run, like all the other Fat Ass runs, cost nothing to enter and has no awards, but the support that Bob and Sara provide is anything but Spartan, and the course is marked well enough for a blind man to follow.
This is the eighth year that Bob
and Sara have held their run, always at
Kevin Guest, age 36,
Joe Winch, age 48,
Stuart Johnson, age 45,
Lee Hess, age 55,
Dave Swenson, age 49,
Joe Galloway, age 47,
Many others from the Blue Springs Runners came up to run just one or two laps on Bob's course. These included Bill Smith and daughter Jennifer, Terry, John, Mike and Nick Burke, and Nick's friend Jerica, Fran Brock, Susan Merrill, Terry Hickam, Vance Martin, Patty Bovee, Larry Everly, Nancy Cada, Ted Apley, Daryl Daniels with Miles, and Harry Gish with June and Seven. Everyone was treated to some great lentil soup, chili, and a huge assortment of cookies.