continued "After the start, I was kind of running by myself," said Paley.
This year's Delmar Dash featured a bit of the old mixed with the new. Race co-creators Alan Via and Hank Steadman were on hand to start the race -- the first one organized by the husband-and-wife team of Aaron and Diana Knoblach.
"It's amazing that something we started 25 years ago with 303 runners has become a community event," said Steadman.
Aaron Knoblach, who has participated in five Delmar Dashes in his racing career, said it's an honor to continue the tradition.
"It's great to be able to give something back to the community, and the Delmar race is very important to a lot of people here," said Knoblach.