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FROM READERS: Paxton Keeley 5K organizers, participants present check to Ronald McDonald House

Friday, June 29, 2012 | 5:22 p.m. CDT; updated 3:23 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 1, 2012
Organizers and participants in the Paxton Keeley 5K Run/Walk presented the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri with a donation of $2377.26 on Wednesday.

Michelle Baumstark is the community relations director for Columbia Public Schools.

Event organizers and participants in the Paxton Keeley 5K Run/Walk presented Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri with a donation check for $2377.26.

More than 100 people participated in the 5K event held in May. Additionally, approximately half of the participants were under the age of 16. Race sponsors included Hy-Vee, El Maguey, Jason Thornhill of Weichert Realtors, Focus on Health Chiropractic, McCormick's Home Improvement and Walther, Antel, Stamper & Fischer Attorneys at Law. Parents, teachers and community volunteers, including employees from IBM and the National Guard, provided support for the run/walk course.

The 5K overall winner was Tom May, 45, with a time of 18:46.5. In second place was Columbia Public Schools student Nathan Haile, with a time of 19:08.6.

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