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NLR reopens River Trail in time for 15k race

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Runners were breathing a sigh of relief this week after North Little Rock reopened their side of the River Trail. 

The aftermath of the December moving into January flooding, that left debris, soot and sand covering the river trail path, has been preventing walkers, runners and bikers from enjoying one of the city's most popular outdoor spots. 

“Water covering the soccer fields,” Michelle Bruzatori described. North Little Rock Parks and Recreation crews took THV11's cameras along the trail to get a better look at the progress that has been made. Bruzatori continued, “I’m really excited to be able to run here again.”

The trail, reopened Thursday, February 4, just in time for Saturday’s River Trail 15K. North Little Rock city officials said they are expecting to see at least 400 to 500 runners hit the trail this weekend. Terry Hartwick said, “I think everybody’s going to be happy with the way it looks and the effort everybody’s put into it.” 

While the cleanup may have taken longer than anyone wanted to see, the race to the finish line is now in sight. 

“We’re pretty excited about getting it done,” said Hartwick.

For more information on Saturday's race, click here

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