First-ever event draws 361 runners

Runners compete in the Run For Your Life Challenge 5K at
Lake Hastings Saturday morning.

The first Healthy Hastings Run for Your Life Challenge drew 361 runners representing seven states who pounded the asphalt Saturday around Lake Hastings on a comfortable overcast morning.

Sponsored by Mary Lanning Healthcare, the race included a half marathon, 10K, 5K and one mile fun run.

Despite threatening skies and sometimes stiff winds out of the north, rain and thunderstorms stayed at bay throughout the race, much to the surprise and delight of event director Ron Alexander.

"It's been wonderful," Alexander said shortly after doling out medals to 5K and 10K participants. "I'll tell you what, to have 100 volunteers just come together — I don't think we had one no show — it's a proud day for Hastings."

Click here to view race results.

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