Kerry Merrifield gets a running start to his first run Saturday at the first Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Evan Cyr keeps his eyes peeled Saturday as he sleds down the course of the first Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Brad Marston gets a running start for his first run Saturday at the Kerry Merrifield gets a running start to his first run Saturday at the first Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Earle Davis of Windham rides the chairlift to the start of the Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Kevin Bailey, from Windham, shares a laugh Saturday with some of the other competitors before the first Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley Race in Auburn. Bailey finished second in a field of more than 40 competitors. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Kerry Merrifield, left, catches up with fellow runner sled racers Andrew Soule and Issac Soule on Saturday evening before the Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Racers watch a competitor start his run at the first Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn. The race, which followed one of Lost Valley’s easier trails, saw several competitors slide out of the course and safely into netting on a particularly tricky turn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Chuck Henry of Morrill shines the runners of his sled Saturday prior to the first Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition at Lost Valley in Auburn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Classic runner sleds lean on ski racks Saturday at Lost Valley in Auburn prior to the Fastest Runner Sledder in the Valley competition. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

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