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Justin Pepper 5K : August 31, 2019

July 2, 2019

Kari Pepper McKeone had a choice when, sadly, her son Justin was taken from her after a car accident in 2007. “I could have gone to an insane asylum and beat my head against a wall for the rest of my life, or I could do some-thing constructive to honor Justin’s memory. I chose to start a foundation to help young people. We fund scholarships with the money we raise during events like our 5K.”

Sign up now to walk, run or ruck!

Rucking is when the walkers or runners carry weight in a backpack – optional!

This year’s 5K is on August 31, and this 5K has a twist… the RUCK! Rucking is a great way for exercise enthusiasts to enhance their walk or run by carrying weight in a backpack. Last year, out of 142 runners, 14 of them decided to RUCK. Register at

This year, the route is through the Brighton Industrial Park in Chapin, right off Columbia Avenue near I-26 Exit 91. Just a tad over 3 miles long, this paved race route is safe and easy to navigate.

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