The 3rd Annual Cherokee Chase run was a success!

 

Wow! we could not have picked better weather. In a month of cold, wet and icy conditions, last Saturday, the day of our Cherokee Chase Trail Run, turned out to be 70 degrees dry and sunny!

Approximately 90 runners came out to run through the beautiful trails and pastures of Cherokee Ridge Horse farm. Some came from as far as Alexandria and Lake Charles but all who came had a great time. The trails were in great shape thanks to all the guys at Cherokee who worked to clear the briars and fill in the big mud holes.

On the day volunteers came out and manned aid stations, helped with registration and worked the finish line. Four ATRO therapy horses and four other horses and their riders did their part by marshaling on the course, making sure that the runners knew which way to go. While back at the finish line, Walgreens Carencro store gave out water and Gator aid and had first aid supplies on hand. Next to them Colt Patin (chef and ATRO parent) cooked up his delicious Jambalaya for everyone to enjoy.

We would like to thank the runners, volunteers and of course our sponsors for making this event a big success for the 3rd year running!

Sponsors:

Physical Therapy Works

Seven Oaks Consulting

Regions Insurance

Jim Olivier Home Improvements Co

Geaux Run

Cajun Road Runners Club

The 3rd Annual Cherokee Chase Trail Run

 

01Come and join us for this unique trail race through the beautiful Cherokee Ridge Horse Farm. The course will take you through pastures, woodlands trails, and even a few small hills. This is a great trail race for both beginners and more experienced trail runners. The course is 10k (2 loops) or 5k (1 loop).

As always we have good food, prizes and good company.  The proceeds go directly to ATRO giving the budget a much needed boost.

If you do not wish to run the race, please consider volunteering your time on race day. Horse riders and their horses are welcome as course marshals. There are many jobs to be done!

Sponsorship is a big part of any event. If you have or work for a business that is able to sponsor  us please contact Liz or Emily at ATRO for details.

We hope to see you out there on race day!

"At Cherokee Ridge"

  Sometimes at night

 When dust and gravel

 Sift through my brain

 I go to Cherokee Ridge

 Where the sun basks

 On women who get up close,

 Dip into pots

 And smear pictures

 On live horses,

 The colors blooming on

 The backs of horses

 The colors blooming out

 Of fingers

 In Rosie's mane

 I am in my granddaughter's hair

 Smoothing out tangles

 Minding the brushstrokes

 Flowers here are lifted

 Freed from their cases

 We set them in warm beds.

 We comb until something blossoms

 Debra Bailey--