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Vian Trail Run set for August 27

Friday, August 19, 2022 - The 4th annual Vian Trail Run is set to take place at Armstrong Park, just one mile north of Vian on August 27. This year’s event will feature an in-person paved fun run/walk, a 5K, a costume contest, and a virtual 5K.

This year’s race theme is "Summer Beach Party" plus there will be a costume contest. So, put on your shades and favorite Hawaiian shirt for a chance to win some great prizes.

The race is free to members of the Cherokee Nation Public Health Wings program but is also open to non-members with a fee. The 1K fun run-walk is $10 a person, and both the in-person and virtual 5K trail runs are $20 a person.

Those who attend in-person will have the opportunity to win prizes during the race. Medals will also be awarded to the top three age groups.

The timeline for race day includes:

6:00-6:45 a.m.-Packet Pickup/Race Day Registration

7 a.m.-1K Fun Run/Walk

7:30 a.m.–5K Trail Run (In-Person)

The virtual 5K begins August 27 and will continue through September 3. For questions on how to post virtual 5K results, email

Registration for all races will end on August 26 at 11:59 p.m. All proceeds raised will benefit the Vian Community Foundation.

So, whether you like to walk, run, or just enjoy getting outdoors to enjoy a good time, mark your calendars for this exciting event.

For additional information or questions regarding the race, contact Isaac Barnoskie at

Go to for more information and to register.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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