Young Life raises $ through 5K event PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 21 May 2010 08:11
Tiffany Dixon (center) gets ready to begin the Young Life 5K race, which she eventually won. Students raised $1,080 towards camp expenditures. (Photo courtesy of Young Life)
Wood County Young Life held its inaugural 5K Run/Walk at Carter Park on May 8.
Despite cool weather, more than 30 runners lined up to brave the chilly morning and strong winds which approached 40 mph.
The course was a cross-country loop around Carter Park
While Tiffany Dixon was the overall winner of the race, the true winners were the students who raised $1,080 which will be used towards camp expenditures.
There was more than just the run for the participants to enjoy at the event. Those attending were treated to food, music, active commentary throughout the race, and a chance to beat a running "Mr. Potato Head."
Participating runners got to walk away with T-Shirts, coupons to area businesses, as well as special prizes from other area businesses.
Two operations also donated food for the event.
Most importantly the race helped achieve its main objective: helping high school students around Wood County raise money to go to a Young Life Summer Camp this June.
Many of the participants expressed enjoyment from the morning and look forward to a second event in what they hope will become an annual event with hopefully some warmer weather.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 May 2010 11:41

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