WASCO staff and Special Olympic athletes held their first 5k event called WASCO's "Very Unique" 5K Run and Walk. Participants endured almost four miles of course, instead of the expected 3.1 miles. Event coordinators Nancy Harris, Rachelle Flesher and Jan Powell appreciate the good spirits of those who crossed the finish line claiming it was a longer than a 3.1 mile course, but all the participants seemed to share the sentiment of Cathy Macatol, 2nd place women's runner, who exclaimed "It doesn't matter to me. It was a great way to start my Saturday". WASCO event coordinators anticipate this being an annual event and are making plans for a larger crowd and an exact 3.1 mile mapped route through the city streets of Marietta next year.