"Let Me Run" program hosts 5k community run


November 8, 2018

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

From left to right: Emmanuel Edwards, Waylon Jones and McKay Jones. Waylon Jones went on to be the participant to most closely predict their finishing time and win a turkey dinner. He came in at 35:38, just 22 seconds shy of his prediction of 36:00.

On Saturday, the Let Me Run after school program finished their fall season by hosting a community 5k run.

The Let Me Run program is a national program that helps boys learn skills for managing and expressing their emotions and learn physical fitness, team work and responsibility, according to Rikki McKay, who helped coordinate the event and is a prevention coordinator with Working Against Violence for Everyone or WAVE.

"The boys were amazing," said McKay. "We were very proud of them. They turned out very fast times this year."

At the race, Tyler Ward, one of the Let Me Run boys, came in fi...

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