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July 2012 • www.keypennews.com 9NEWS
Nearly 70 adult runners and more than 40 kids turned out to the 360 Park recent- ly for the inaugural Fun Run fundraiser, sponsored by Key Pen Parks to benefit lo- cal schools.
The park district donated $5 from each entry for the 5K to one of the local el- ementary schools at the runner’s choice. The kids had their own race, a 1K dash, and all received medals.
“Our goal was 100 runners. For our first annual run, we were happy,” said rec- reation coordinator Jessica Smeall.
The district plans to add Key Peninsula and Harbor Ridge middle schools next year and eventually Peninsula High. The long-term goal is to add a cross-country invitational segment for high-school ath- letes.
“It’s such an amazing course and has so many trails you can run on — we want to share it with as many people as pos- sible,” Smeall said. “PenLight is excited to continue sponsoring it for years to come so we’re planning for the same time next year, the last weekend before school is out.”
Key Pen Parks raises money for schools with Fun Run
Kelly Egge, a Peninsula High runner, participated in her first race at the Fun Run since a near- fatal car acci- dent in March. She won in the women’s category.
Photo by Ed Johnson, KP News