Cycling & Running in the Streets of Downtown Edwardsville: The Edwardsville Rotary Criterium

The streets of downtown Edwardsville were filled with the sounds of cyclists whizzing by, cheering fans, upbeat music blaring and lots and lots of cowbell (because you gotta have more cowbell)! Saturday, August 18 marked the 9th annual Edwardsville Rotary Criterium. The event, which featured seven high-speed bike races, both professional and amateur, foot races, kid races, local food, drink and fun family activities drew thousands to downtown Edwardsville.

We were thrilled to sponsor the new-this-year Downtown Dash Elite event. The Dash Elite Run was a two-lap, 1.4-mile fast-paced running race on the Criterium route. It was awesome to see runners of all ages taking on the criterium route while being cheered on by thousands of spectators! Even Dr. Grebing’s wife, Gina, got in on the action and was an awesome representative for CAO!

Dr. Grebing and his wife, Gina, who participated in the Edwardsville Rotary Criterium's Downtown Dash race.
Dr. Grebing and his wife, Gina, who participated in the Edwardsville Rotary Criterium’s Downtown Dash race. The race was sponsored by The Center for Advanced Orthopedics.

Afterward, our very own Dr. Grebing had the honor of handing out the medals to the Dash Elite finalists. It was a fantastic evening and we’re already looking forward to next year!

Edwardsville Rotary Criterium's Downtown Dash medalists with Dr. Grebing.
Dr. Grebing had the honor of passing out the medals for the Edwardsville Rotary Criterium’s Downtown Dash race sponsored by CAO.