When final exams conclude in May the work begins for Wayne State track and cross country runner Corbin Lehn. The senior to be is the race director for a holiday 5K event in his hometown of Shelton. The seventh annual Shelton Stampede 4th of July Run is Monday morning.
Lehn has served as race director since he was in high school and says it gets busy when the spring semester ends.
“I have had a lot of fun with it”, said Lehn. “I would like to prepare earlier than May but there is just really not a whole lot of time so once I am done with school there is a lot of work I put in to get ready for the race.”
Lehn says medals are awarded in a variety of age groups for both men and women and while the event draws its share of competitive runners, it is also designed for recreational runners as well.
“There is everyday people out there just trying to reach their own goals. Everybody has their own goal and their own race to run.”
The race begins Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. and is part of the town’s 4th of July celebration.