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By Ben Muir 

Rain Forest Run on Labor Day


September 7, 2017

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Keith Billi took first place in the Rain Forest Run with a time of 1 hour and 43 minutes.

A 13-mile race on Labor Day is often not the first activity that comes to mind on a day that celebrates hard work, yet more than a dozen Petersburg folks laced-up to run or walk a half-marathon on Monday morning.

About 15 people participated in the 2017 Rain Forest Run with donations to the event going to the Petersburg Cross Country team. Joe Viechnicki organized the race before running in it, despite a dogged knee and slim expectations.

"I'm a little sore," Viechnicki said the next day. "I didn't really train that much."

Viechnicki injured his knee in a soccer game three and a half year...

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