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The 5k had 5 dozen participants

By Ethan Nahté

The Second Annual Down Syndrome 5k Walk & Run took place on Saturday morning, April 23. The event had a clear blue sky, and though the temperature was in the mid-40s, it would not have been too bad if it weren’t for a brisk breeze. Once the participants were active, the chill seemed to have little effect.

Shanda Craig, who helped co-found the event, said, “We had about 60 walkers this year. We raised $1250 dollars total. All proceeds will be given to the L.E.A.F program!”

The participants ranged in age from toddlers to seniors, and a few parents pulling wagons or pushing strollers. A few chose to run and were allowed to take off first, while the majority walked.

For those taking on the full course, they left The Crossing, made their way to Janssen Avenue and traveled past Janssen Park, eventually making their way to Reine Street and Kess’s Korner before returning back to The Crossing.

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