Beat the Odds 5K raises cancer awareness


September 30, 2021

Photo courtesy of Tom Thompson

Since they were in Juneau for a meet on Saturday, the PHS cross country team did a virtual BTO run September 22.

The Petersburg Medical Center Foundation's cancer fundraising committee Beat the Odds hosted its 21st annual 5K run/walk Saturday.

One hundred racers came out to participate and 14 Petersburg High School cross country runners competed virtually because they were traveling to a meet the day of the event.

Participants gathered on the basketball court outside of Stedman Elementary School and enjoyed breakfast treats before the race.

Pia Reilly, one of the event's organizers, said the event is held every year in memory of cancer survivors and those who have passed and some wore blue ribbons in...

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