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Moonshine 5K

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If you were outside right after sunset tonight you witnessed the supermoon of 2013. The lunar event happens when a full moon is at its closest point to the earth, making it appear 14% bigger and 30%. One organization decided to use the solar event get the community together.

The Hathaway Bridge was crowed this evening around 8:00.  The Panhandle Runners whipped up an event in honor of the supermoon. Runners laced up their tennis shoes to run 5 kilometers in the moonlight. President of the Panhandle Runners, Joe Edgecombe, used the lunar event to get the community up and active, "We thought we would take advantage of the super moon tonight and put on a free event and have everyone come out and join us for a bridge run under the full moon." As if the moon wasn't enough incentive the first 50 runners got a little something extra, "Of course we're going to have moon pies and RC Colas." According to Edgecombe just being present at the event is a good thing, "We don't care if you run, jog, walk or waddle. We just want people to come out and have a good time, get away from the TV and you know maybe get a little healthier."

The moon will not be this close again until august 2014. Panhandle Runners were pleased with tonight's turnout and as long as people are getting off the couch and moving the event was considered a success.