Racking up more than 40,000 miles since 1980, Dave Eitrheim went for his last run Saturday, or at least a pair of his running shoes did.

Despite the cold and wind, 18 friends divided into two groups, each taking a shoe. Both headed off on foot — one running and the other walking. Eventually, they met up at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie, where Eitrheim — and his shoes — would be laid to rest.