With so many events being postponed or cancelled some local businesses pulled together to sponsor the 2020 COVID-19 SOLO 5K from May 1st to the 3rd. 111 participants signed up to run this “virtual race” from all over the country: Wisconsin, Florida, California, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Colorado. Each person completed a 3.1 mile path of their choice, recording it with a running app and submitted times and pictures to the race’s Facebook Page. Some walked on the beaches in Florida, others biked around their communities, and others enjoyed the event in the comfort of their home with the use of a treadmill. The donations from the race sponsors covered the event shirt and race packet costs, thus the $25 dollar registration fee was donated to our food pantry. The goal was to raise $1,500 and that was well surpassed to a total of $3,875!

Event sponsors were: Leisure Entertainment, LBM, and Lori’s Salon and Day Spa. Local businesses who donated prizes for the event were: Lori’s Salon & Day Spa, Swinging Bridge Brewery & Junior’s, and CrankWorx.

Thank you to the event organizers, supporters, and participants!