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Nelson : Afton / Piney River : Before All Of the Storms It Was A Beautiful Day For Annual Spring Events


The Saturday before all of the destructive storms the next day it was a beautiful for the annual Rockfish River Elemenraty Earth Day 5K and Fun Run. It was also perfect weather for the annual Piney River Mini Triathlon.

Afton / Piney River

Hard to believe with all of the severe storm destruction that moved through on the second part of the weekend [2] that yesterday was beautiful and sunny. Two very popular annual events were held on Saturday. The Rockfish River Elementary Earth Day 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun [3] Run kicked off the morning in Afton. It was ideal weather and a great time! BRL’s Tommy Stafford ran in the 5K along with all of the others.


To see more of the photos and the race results from the RRES 5K & Family Fun Run, click on our Facebook album above.

Another staple event every spring is the Piney River Mini Triathlon. This has become a local favorite. One we’ve been covering for well over a decade. [5] Our Paul Purpura was out there grabbing shots of all of the participants. Paul says if you want to order a particular photo you can. To access go to www.photosbypaulp.com [6] and enter “Piney River 2018” in the search bar to go to the gallery. Was a great day and a great event!

Once the results are posted they will be available at the event’s website here. [7]


To see all of Paul’s photos from the PR Mini Tri, click on our Facebook album above.

It was a great turnout and looking forward to seeing everyone next year!!