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The kids 1-mile fun run was led by the Y's CEO, Conrad Bostron (far left). (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)1 / 4
And they're off! Kids of all ages participated in the 1-mile fun run and were rewarded with ribbons and Easter treats. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)2 / 4
Coming in first at the 1-mile fun run was Patrick Klecker. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)3 / 4
The first girl to cross the finish line of the 1-mile fun run was Cailin Jensen, 9, of Miltona, who was cheered on by Donna Bostron of Alexandria. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)4 / 4

Despite the gloomy wet weather, runners - adults and children, alike - participated in the Alexandria Area YMCA's annual Easter Bunny Run Saturday morning. 

More than 60 runners participated in the 5K race and about six children took part in the 1-mile fun run, led by the Y's CEO, Conrad Bostron. 

Proceeds from the YMCA races, such as the Easter Bunny Run, go toward the Y's scholarship program. These funds enable families, as well as individuals, who might not otherwise be able to participate in Y programs. 

The top three males were Harold Pederson, 21:07; Nick Braun, 22:15; and Thomas Klecker, 23:16. Pederson was the overall winner. 

The top three females were Teresa Bunn, 23:14; Jennifer Klecker, 23:38; and Sarah Branstad, 23:56. 

The six kids who participated in the 1-mile fun run were Patrick Klecker, Henry Klecker, Cailin Jensen, Mikale Winter, Greta Kelly and Harper Winter.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste Edenloff, a reporter for the Echo Press, has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from May of 1999 to February 2011, and is happy to be back and once again sharing the stories of the people in this community. Besides being a reporter, Celeste is a certified fitness instructor and enjoys teaching bootcamp classes through Snap Fitness. She also enjoys running and has participated in more than 170 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

 

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