More than $90,000 raised for cancer research during Fools Five Road Race

Sunday’s 41 st annual Fools Five Road Race in Lewiston, Minnesota raised money for cancer research done by Gundersen Health System.

There was a 8K race and a one mile race.

The event has raised more than $2 million for cancer research over the years. This year’s event brought in more than $90,000, with more than $20,000 raised by fundraising efforts of students from kindergarten to eighth grade.

“It’s fabulous, and it’s an exiting day when we go to the school and that money is announced. But the kids learn ownership of their community and of a caring event. It’s wonderful,” said Judy Hovelson, a co-director of the Fools Five Road Race.

More than 2,000 runners showed up for the race in spite of rainy weather.

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