The Great Race will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Woods Park

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the 13th consecutive year, Wellington will be holding The Great Race, aka The Slate Creek Relays, this weekend at Woods Park. The race begins at 5 p.m. Saturday.This year’s team participants include:The Anders SpinalatorsAxis of AwesomeBlack Oak StridersDore EnchiesGreeno FlameoutsSons of ThunderSpencer SpeedstersSSB Big BucksVillage IdiotsGove Bandits.The Anders Spinaltors are the current defending Great Race Champions. The Spinalators won it last year with a 43.30 time over The Dore Enchies who finished with a 44.43. SSB Big Bucks were third with a 47.09 time.The Great Race has been won by either the Spinalators or the Enchies (formerly Commodore Enchies) since 2009.The Spinalators broke a three year Enchies winning streak in 2013 marking the first time Anders has won since 2003.For those not familiar with the Great Race, the race is a third leg relay race that starts at Woods Park and ends there. It includes a variety of races which are as follows:First leg – 360 yard sprintSecond leg – 3/4 mile runThird leg – cross country runFourth leg – Motocross 250 cc 2 1/4 mile runFifth leg- Desert Highway – 3/4 mileSixth leg – Horse race, 1 1/8 mile.Seventh leg – bicycle – half mile.Eighth leg – Mile runNinth leg – Mile run10th leg – Two-man canoe11th leg – Two-man canoe12th leg – half-mile runFinal leg – 360-yard sprint.•••••Here are some fun facts about the Great Race:• Great Race started at Slate Creek Depot 1977• Race ran on Fourth of July at 2:30 p.m.• Race started and ended at the Depot from 1977 to 1982.• Depot burned down July 26, 1982.• 1983 – 1986 races started and ended at Depot site, party at Elks Club.• No races run from 1987 until 2001 when the Chamber of Commerce requested Jack to revive The Great Race.• Race course started in Woods Park (Harvey Street) in 2001.• Race course moved to “South Park” in 2002.• Race course was “tweeked” a couple of times until 2007.• Race course has remained the same from 2008 to present.• Jack has been the Racemaster every year.• Black Oak Striders have been in every race.• Teams from Oxford, Derby, Wichita, South Haven, Caldwell, Potwin, Hunnewell, Winfield, Mayfield and Wellington.• 2014 is the 24th race run.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Todd Colglazier · 316 weeks ago Way to go Dore Enchies! Regaining title! Report Reply 0 replies · active 316 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down guest 1 · 316 weeks ago Were is the post of places? This is a Wellington news worthy item. Good job Enchies!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 316 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Bryan Smith · 315 weeks ago I participated in the first relay in 1977 and was on the team that won. My brother Kevin, worked at the feed lot in Potwin, Ks that put together the team. My brother and I opened up a pretty big lead in the canoe leg. He also rode the bike leg later. The bike had no brakes and we had to grab him as he approached where the final leg started which was a sprint. Our sprinter failed to show up. He shoved the railroad spike (baton) into my hand and yelled to “Just run”. Other sprinters were wearing track gear and I was still in the wet jeans from the canoe leg. I managed to hold on to the lead – only because of our large lead. What a great time. I had the original promotional poster for years and always planned to frame it. It was quite humorous. I believe it said something to the effect that it was “not sanctioned by the league of women voters or Civil liberties union” Bryan Smith, Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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