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Lake run kicks off Wakefield celebration


June 30, 2018

Jean Nordine / Daily Globe

Bessemer high School cross country runner Jessica Hegbloom, 17, goes on a training run around Sunday Lake in Wakefield Friday morning. She frequently utilizes the trail around the lake to train. She particularly enjoys the scenery and prefers to run into the wind to increase her stamina.


WAKEFIELD - For the third year in a row the Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the Sunday Lake Run/Walk which kicks off Wakefield's 4th of July celebration.

This is the 41st year of the run/walk. It's been a fundraiser for different groups over the years, but has always been a staple to the morning of the Fourth of July.

According to Diane Oliver, race volunteer, the emphasis is family fun. Due to the relatively short distance of 2.8 miles and flat surface, the race can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

"It's a fun way to start out the day," said Oliv...

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