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By Dan Rudy 

Southeast Beasts raise $1,800 in lightning run


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Participants in Southeast Beasts' latest five-kilometer run get ready to dash the evening of June 3. Held to support a local family, the event raised around $1,800.

A Wrangell running club raised $1,800 in a hastily organized 5K last week, held in part to mark National Running Day on June 3 but also to assist a local family in need.

"It was impromptu," said the Southeast Beasts' director, Lucy Robinson. Creating an event on Facebook only the day before, she was surprised to see around 50 participants at the community center the next evening, ready to go.

Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages had come out in support of the Appleman family, which lost its youngest member late last month. Participants raised $1,800 themselves, and an associated page st...

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