RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) - Richmond Hill opened their newest running trails at Sterling Creek Park Saturday. The trails stretch out over two miles where the ever-growing running community can catch their stride. Levi Sybert, Richmond Hill High School’s Track and Field coach, said there was an overwhelming turnout.
“We want to see the whole community of Richmond Hill use this," Sybert said. We want to see races like this blossom."
The city celebrated the opening with a two-hour team relay. Each team member took turns running a half mile around Sterling Creek park.
“It’s a really good bonding experience for them. Everyone kind of pushes each other," Sybert said. "It’s only half of a mile, so people who aren’t really good at running only do half a mile at a time and they take a break, then they get to go again. It’s a really good format for everybody and the scenery is beautiful.” Sybert said.
This isn’t the last mile either. According to city officials, this is just the second phase of the Sterling Park plan.
“To have people come out and be excited about something new that’s in Richmond Hill and something that’s beautiful like Richmond Hill is, it’s a great thing for the community," Sybert said. "I think we look at pictures of it now, what it looks like today in 2019, and let’s come back out here in five years from now. You’ll see some massive improvements and just continual growth.”
Along with the rest of the community, Sybert hopes this enhancement will only strengthen the Richmond Hill running community.
“It’s just such a big and active running community and they are very active and support one another," Sybert said. "That’s what Richmond Hill has and we need to come together and support what we have, and Sterling Creek Park is a great spot for it.”