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5th annual Born to Run 5K raises $20,000 for local students

By Jordan Beach 

The 5th Annual Born to Run 5K Run/Walk, held Nov. 2 in downtown Canton, included more than 200 participants and raised $20,000, which benefits Cherokee County residents attending Reinhardt University. 

"The Born to Run 5K, supporting the Cherokee Scholars program, was a success,” said Katie Wise, committee chair of the Cherokee Scholars program. “It warmed my heart seeing all the support from our sponsors and participants. I am truly grateful for all the community support.” 

Several teams formed to participate in the race, including the Universal Alloy team, who registered almost 30 runners, earning the coveted team trophy. 

The top-three race finishers in the men’s division in order are: Jordan Turner, Fred Weir and Jake Muller. Carly Harrison, Ileana Poole and Olivia Lambert were the top three female finishers. Winners of divisions are posted by age at classicraceservices.com

For information or to give to the Cherokee Scholars program, click here. 

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