Registration is now open for the Ag Days 6k run and the Little Husker 1k kids run.

The Ag Days 6k run is a point-to-point course along the Spring Valley trail during Ag Days in Spring Valley on Saturday, Aug. 16. The trail is now entirely paved from start to finish.

The run will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Willow Park, which is located just east of downtown. Runners will take a bus to the end of the trail by the camper parking area and run back into Spring Valley along the entire length of the trail, which now crosses underneath Highway 16.

The second annual 1k kids run, called the Little Husker, will also take place on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 9:30 a.m. The race, sponsored by the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation, is free of charge. The route is the trail around the outside edge of Willow Park.

Registration for both events is now open with online registration possible on the Chamber of Commerce website ( or forms may be picked up at the Spring Valley Tribune office or City Hall. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. The last bus trip leaves at 7:45 a.m.

The price for the 6k race is $20 this year until Aug. 1 and $22 after that date. The race registration includes a technical T-shirt. Late registrants may not receive a T-shirt on race day, but they will be available later.

Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winners in the 6K race as well as for the top three in age groups.

All participants in the Little Husker will receive a T-shirt and a medal.

For more information on either event, contact Dave Phillips at (507) 346-7365. Brian Hoff is the race day director.