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  1. Winslow Appoints New Race President

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    February 9, 2012 by wcobserver

    WINSLOW – Plans​are​underway​for​the​ second​annual​Winslow​Half​Marathon​and​ 5k​ Race​ to​ be​ held​ on​ Sept.​ 22.​ Event​ organizers ​recently ​met​ at ​the ​home​ of​ community​ volunteer​ Mary​ Anderson,​ where​ they​ discussed​ plans​ for​ this​ year’s​ race,​ appointed​ race​ organizing​ committees​ and​ elected​ a​ new​ Race​ President.​ This​ years​ race​ will ​take ​place ​under ​the ​leadership​ of​ Jane ​Maginot, ​of ​Winslow. Jane​ Maginot​ moved​ to​ the​ Boston​ Mountains​ four​ years​ ago​ with​ her​ hus- band,​ James,​ to​ start​ a​ small​ diversified​ farm,​ Beyond​ Organics​ Farm.​ Together​ they​ raise​ vegetables,​ goats,​ poultry​ and​ cattle.​ The​ farm​ is​ in​ its​ early​ stages​ and​ growing​ leaps​ and​ bounds​ every​ year.​ Off​ farm,​Jane​is​a​Program​Associate​in​Water​ Quality​ for​ the​ University ​of​ Arkansas ​Division​ of​ Agriculture​ Cooperative​ Extension​ Service.​ Her​ responsibilities​ include​ urban​ stormwater​ program​ coordination​ and​ promotion,​ development​ of​ stormwater​ teaching​ resources,​ and​ youth ​outreach.​ Prior​ to​ coming​ to​ Northwest​ Arkansas,​ Jane​ worked​ and​ lived​ in​ the​ East​African​ country​ of​ Tanzania​ as​ an​ Executive​ Director​ for​ a​ small​ non-profit​ and​ as​ a​ U.S.​ Peace​ Corps​ Volunteer.​ Jane​ is​ originally​ from​Texarkana,​TX.​ This​ year’s​ race​ will​ be​ limited​ to​ 500​ runners,​who​ will ​once ​again ​run ​the ​same​ Half​ Marathon​ Certified​ course​ created​ in​ 2011.​ Once​ again,​ the​ race​ will​ benefit​ local​ Winslow​ non-profit​ organizations.​ …

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