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The Short Race

For short-winded running enthusiasts, 13-milers and marathons aren’t exactly runs in the park. Luckily, Evansville offers several organized races with distances of four miles or less. Not only are they a great opportunity to get in shape and stay healthy, in Evansville they almost always raise money for worthwhile charities. We love the challenge of pressing on and the thrill of crossing the finish line. Whether the goal is personal fitness, community involvement, or a sense of accomplishment, Evansville offers plenty of runs to choose from.

Remember When

In 1811, Hugh McGary lived in a small cabin near what is now Princeton, Ind. The fur trader traveled often to see the friendlier Indian tribes in the forest area of extreme Southwest Indiana. He sometimes crossed the Ohio River to the Red Banks (now Henderson, Ky.) to do business with the owner of a mill, Jonathon Anthony. Besides, McGary was smitten with Anthony’s teenage daughter Mary.