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8/5/2019
Blueberry Festival Fun Run is a success
Anneliese Hiatt sprints to the finish line on Saturday during the Blueberry Arts Festival 5K Fun Run on Main Street. Hiatt was the first place women’s finisher. Right, runners race uphill on Saturday morning during the start of the 5K and 10K Fun Run on Grant and Main streets. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek


KETCHIKAN (KDN) — More than 100 people participated in the annual Blueberry Festival Fun Run on Saturday.

The event, which is sponsored by the Ketchikan Running and Walking Club, kicked off the Blueberry Arts Festival events Saturday morning. And participants were able to wind their way through the one-mile walk or run course, or compete in the 5K or 10K races.

The Blueberry Festival Fun Run is the 10K in town.

The starting line began at the intersection of Main and Grant streets, and the course wound its way through downtown, along the coastal bike trail, and looped back toward the starting line.

The 5K race turned around at the U.S. Coast Guard base; the 10K race turned around at the South Tongass Service Gas Station.

Ketchikan High School cross country runners took the top three spots in the 5K race, overall. Incoming sophomore Mickey Lapinski placed first, with freshmen Owen Woodward and Anneliese Hiatt placing second and third, overall, respectively.

Full results for the one-mile, 5K and 10K races will be published in the Daily News at a later date.