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5k race raises money for scholarship fund

LAKE TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -

An emotional race took place on Saturday for dozens of runners in Lake Township.

The race was in honor of the victims of the June 2010 tornado in Wood County.

It was the 3rd annual Walters Family 5k race.

Proceeds benefited the scholarship fund set up in memory of Ryan, Mary, and Hayden Walters.

Only 7-year-old daughter Maddie survived.

Runners in all age groups came out on Saturday to show their support.

"It's wonderful. When I pulled in the parking lot this morning and I saw all the cars and all the people, it was overwhelming. It's great," said race participant, Karen Baron.

The American Red Cross set up a booth showing what they do, and encouraged others to volunteer.

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