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Beat the Odds race celebrates past and present


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Sally Dwyer directs racers along the route. Kylie Swanson rounds the corner with arms in the air.

One hundred and ninety people ran and walked in the 14th annual Beat the Odds race in an effort to raise awareness and money for cancer research. The rain held off Saturday morning for runners and walkers who were participating in the event.

The Mitkof Dance Troupe performed in the community gym and Mindy Anderson spoke to the crowd before the race kicked off.

“Many of you here have cancer yourselves and we know that some day we’re going to beat this,” Anderson said. “We’re going to beat the odds. And we’re here to celebrate those of us who have it and are getting through it and...

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