You had to be quick at the second Great Gurney Race this month during ArtWalk.
That was true not only for competitors, but photographers, as well. Getting steamrollered by a hospital gurney looked like a sure way to end up on one.
The Hardin-Simmons University PA group beats the competition to the finish line during the second Great Gurney Race at ArtWalk on Oct. 10. The Physician Assistant students later were the overall winners of the event.
The races benefit Global Samaritan Resources.
Teams raise money to sponsor their effort as well as pay an entry fee. The idea is for each team to sort aid packages for different countries into their appropriate bins, then race a gurney with a rider down to the end of the street and back.
Keeping with the Halloween season, the teams are costumed according to themes. Marvel superheroes, Mario Bros. characters, and the cast of Disney's Aladdin were all represented in the race.
Kelly Hall of the Abilene Running Company helps her team sort boxes as her helmet starts to slouch over her eyes.
This year, the team with the best time were students from Hardin-Simmons University's Physician Assistant program, receiving the Golden Bedpan award for best time. Appropriately, they were flush with success.
The Hanner Supercenter team (left) ekes-out a win against the Abilene Bone & Joint Clinic.
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