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Out and About - Kentucky Derby party

A cake walk was held to raise money at the Theatre L’Homme Dieu Run for the Roses event at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum Saturday. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)1 / 5
Theatre L’Homme Dieu’s interim executive director Sara Schwabe sounded an air horn to start the zero-K race. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)2 / 5
Contestants in Saturday’s zero-K race held outside the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum had a much harder time with the wind than the distance.3 / 5
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Participants in the Run for the Roses 5K gathered at the starting line on the Central Lakes Trail near Big Ole Saturday. They received roses for finishing the 3.1 mile race. (Contributed)5 / 5

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby was celebrated Theatre L’Homme Dieu (TLHD) style in Alexandria, complete with fancy hats, derby attire and races.

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The annual “Run for the Roses” event added two new twists this year: a 5K run/walk and a zero-K race, which covered three feet from start to finish.

A Kentucky Derby party and fundraiser was held at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum. Participants were encouraged to dress up for the occasion. They watched the race on a big screen TV and enjoyed entertainment, prizes and Southern-style food.

Proceeds from the event support TLHD, Minnesota’s longest running summer theater.