Participants gather for Sabetha New Year’s Eve Midnight Run

Runners gather under the United Bank and Trust sign for the Sabetha New Year’s Eve Midnight Run on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Submitted by Rick Smith

Mild conditions greeted 22 participants — including one with four legs and a leash — who chose to bring in the new decade with a little activity and time with family and friends.

This photo depicts ugly Christmas sweater shoes worn by one of the runners at the Sabetha New Year’s Eve Midnight Run on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

With the United Bank and Trust sign showing 31 degrees Fahrenheit, everyone set off on a course to the Sabetha High School flagpole and back. The group included seasoned veterans and first-timers; parents with kids — and a grandkid; one dressed as an Elf; and another who showed up with ugly Christmas sweater shoes with bells. They were cheered on by supporters near the high school, and by some especially enthusiastic New Year’s revelers downtown.

The Sabetha New Year’s Eve Midnight Run is an annual tradition supported and celebrated for 43 years in our community. More info and updates can be found on the RunSabetha Facebook page.

Those who joined in the run include Arturo Papa, Ana Silva, Arturo Papa-Silva, Alvaro Papa-Silva, Rick Smith, Leigha Orton, Madelynn Orton, Chris Day, James Johnson, Simba — aka Cop Dog, Paul Pearson, Brianna Gruber, Sue Schuette, Scott Wedel, Gavin Wedel, Lincoln Menold, Brandon Walker, Isabelle Walker, Gwendolyn Walker, Stephanie Plattner, Shannon Stapleton and Jyllian Stapleton.

Next year: same time, same place. See you there.

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