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Saturday, March 25, 2000 -- Huntington, WV
Food and Fitness 5K Run/Walk
Story and photos by Pam Anderson

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Food & Fitness 5K
Running hard in Huntington
Saturday brought warm temperatures and sunny weather for the First Annual Food and Fitness 5K Run and Walk at Ritter Park in Huntington. This first annual event coincides with National Nutrition Month which is held every March to promote nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to the public. What better way to stay in shape than to take a run or walk through Ritter Park and down the streets of Huntington.

This out and back flat course made for a perfect run for the experienced and beginner runners coming out to enjoy a warm spring morning. Today's event is provided by the West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky (WOK) District Dietetic Association where they will donate all proceeds to the Huntington Area Food Bank.

Food & Fitness 5K
Enjoying the beautiful day after the race
Taking the lead in today's race was Will Colban(17:25) from Virginia. Will is a student at Virginia Tech where he used to run for the track program. Now Will states he runs for the fun and for himself. He is currently taking a semester off to work for a Co-op program with Ashland Oil. Capturing the second place overall was Aaron Kaylor(18:22) and with Halsey Cory(18:36) right behind him with a close third place finish.

Capturing the first place finish for females was a familiar face, Kelly McGraw(19:49) of Charleston. Kelly said today's race with the warmer weather was different than from last week's race with the cold dreary weather. It made for a more enjoyable run. She states that she enjoys running this area because of the nice people and the flat course. Also in today's race sprinting in for a second place finish was Laura Jarrell(23:15) and a third place finish Caroline Haddox with a time of 24:41.

Congratulations to all of today's runners and walkers for coming out to promote a healthy lifestyle.