Over 540 people of all ages gathered in the early morning to run, walk, and jog Manassa’s 35th annual 5K run. The beautiful and challenging race, which took place on Saturday, July 23, 2011, made a loop from Dempsey Park in Manassa to M mountain and back.

Manassa’s 5k run is a family activity.  The run involved everyone from first timers to competitive, seasoned runners. Some folks, like Linda, come to enjoy Manassa’s beauty.  “I think it’s a gorgeous run… really pretty and fun. I have done it for several years now.” Others, like Rosita, who has been running for 55 years, come for the community fun. “You come down here and meet nice people,” commented Rosita, adding that the watermelon and water is an added treat.

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