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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 is a reporter for the Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area for about 18 years. Celeste worked as a reporter for the newspaper from May of 1999 to February 2011, and is looking forward once again to sharing the stories of the people of Alexandria and surrounding areas. A self-labeled fitness freak, Celeste also works part-time as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer and enjoys running and participating in races.  


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