The annual fair run/walk was held early Saturday morning, at the city park pavilion behind the concert stage at the fairgrounds.

The five-mile run began at 7 a.m. followed by a two-mile walk at 7:05 a.m. and then a one-mile fun run for kids 12 and younger at 8 a.m.

The Fair queen contestants and Fair Board members participated.

Meyer said timing chips were used for the first time this year to ensure accurate times in the run, and a TV was be set up at the finish line so runners can see their times as they come in.

Prizes were awarded to the top overall female and male winner in the run, and the top three winners in each age division.

The event was followed by a post-race party with food and refreshments.