Gold Winner Point Pleasant Park
Silver Winner Shubie Park
Bronze Winner Lake Banook
With its maze of trails through the woods and bordering the ocean with its spectacular views, the gold winner Point Pleasant Park is a runner’s delight---and if that’s not enough, Sue Uteck’s unleashed bullmastiff provides added incentive to keep those legs pumping. Silver winner Shubie Park is somewhat more relaxed, especially if the proverbially lonely long distance runner finds him- or herself on the remote trail that travels along the back edge of Lake Charles. Bronze winner Lake Banook has an almost European feel, as runners pound the pavement overlooking scullers urged on by shouts of “stroke, stroke.” Well, maybe not. And no bistros, dammit. But, still.