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Charley Melvin - Mad Bomber Run

EVENTS
  • Charley Melvin - Mad Bomber Run 5K:- Run 3.1 Miles
RACE DATE
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Start Time
12:26 a.m.
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Entry Fee
$10 - $25
Location
Downtown Square
CITY
Iola
STATE/TERR
Kansas
Zip
66749
COUNTRY
USA
Phone
620-365-4980
Description
The Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run is a 5K fun run or 3K walk. This quirky race came about because ole Charley Melvin didn't like the demon rums. Prohibition was going strong in 1905 when Charley decided to steal 1500 sticks of dynamite from the local quarry and blow the saloons to smithereens. The blast went off at 12:26 a.m. and was felt 13 miles away. The brand new court house had every window blown out and he took down three of the local illegal saloons. Thank goodness the only victims were the bottles of Rum. So come and take off at the time and site of the blast in this Fun Run.
Course Info
Paved and Concrete city streets
Directions
South of K.C. 1.5 hours east of Wichita 1.75 hours
Other Info
Chip Timing
CURRENT YEARS RESULTS
http://ozendurance.net/race-results/charley-melvin-mad-bomber-run-for-your-life-iola-ks/

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