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Oakesdale's first ruck run attracts crowd


December 5, 2019

Scotty Anderson

Ruck participants shake hands with local veterans at the beginning of the race.

Oakesdale's first "Ruck for the Fallen: March for the Heroes", a benefit 5K and 10K run/ruck, in which participants had the option to carry weighted rucksacks with pictures of late soldiers and first responders, was held Saturday, Nov. 30.

An estimated 90 runners took part on the paved-road routes, which included people pushing strollers.

"We'll have another one next year. We're gonna do Steptoe Butte, if we can," said event board member Sarah McKnight.

Participants were asked to make a donation to support the cause. Seed money was provided by private donations and support from local busi...

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