As Ignacio Moore crossed the finish line of Saturday’s Huckleberry Jam Point-to-Point race, he received a metal railroad spike to remember the day by. Moore was the overall finisher in the event with a time of 44:05 that started at Runabout Sports in Blacksburg and traveled 7.4 miles along the Huckleberry Trail to the Christiansburg Recreation Center.
Each runner received the commemorative souvenir.
Race Director Stephen Howard said it was only fitting that runners receive the railroad spike.
“The Huckleberry Trail has a long history of following the path of the former rail line. So, we thought it was fitting to have a rail spike to remember the event by,” he said.
In addition, a railroad crossing was printed on the race t-shirts and on winning medals.
This was the third year for the event.
Kevin McGuire was the second place overall finisher in Saturday’s race with Carrie Jensen the first female to cross the line. Laura Puckett was the second female finisher with a time of 53:23.
Overall awards were given to the top three male and female finishers, and medals were given to the top two in male and female categories in 12 age groups.
Finishing results of May 6, 2017, Huckleberry Jam, Point to Point Blacksburg to Christiansburg:
Ignacio Moore, 44:05
Kevin McGuire, 44:58
Bradley Paye, 45:02
Bryan Plunkett, 45:12
Scott Huxtable, 45:55
Brian Walter, 46:25
Dylan Cowell, 48:54
Erik Olsen, 50:53
Dan Montgomery, 51:43
Carrie Jensen, 52:05
Jon Link, 52:35
Laura Puckett, 53:23.
Christiana Lee, 54:20