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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:16

Cherokee run raises $22,000

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out 5krunnersMore than $22,000 was raised for the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation at the 2nd annual Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon & 5K in Cherokee recently. Jill Konkol of Winston-Salem (18:50) and Phil Latter of Bryson City (15:38) were the winners of the 5K.

Brenae Edwards of Bryson City (1:20:02) and Justus David of Murfreesboro, Tenn., (1:11:02) were the winners of the half marathon. The event attracted more than 600 runners from as far away as Texas, with large representations from Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. The event is the foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. The foundation serves all children ages 17 and under in Jackson, Swain, Cherokee, Swain, Graham and Haywood counties who have cancer. 

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