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A look back at Athens inaugural Run Like Hell 5K


Along with tennis shoes and water bottles, local competitors in Athen's inaugural Run Like Hell 5K added wigs and face paint to their race-day duffels. Costumes were just as important as split times in this Halloween-themed race and after-party that raised more than $4,000 for cystic fibrosis research.

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 An evening start added to the event's seasonal twist.

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Dressed as a caveman, Associate Professor of Family Medicine Daryn Straley kicked off the Run Like Hell 5K. Straley and his wife Kathy organized the event in honor of their daughter, Lilly, who suffers from cystic fibrosis.

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Runners hit the pavement at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at the University's intramural fields on Mill Street.

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Nearly 100 runners competed in Saturday's event. Adam Haushalter topped the men's competition at 21 minutes and 34 seconds. Sarah Decker followed close behind, leading the women's division with a time of 22 minutes and 31 seconds.

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 Approximately 40 Ohio University students volunteered to assist with the event.

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Following the race, participants tread on to Casa Nueva to celebrate their achievements and their fundraising.