PHOTO GALLERY: Dance Marathon's FT5K raises thousands of dollars

Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 5:52 p.m. CDT; updated 7:00 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 20, 2012
Runners start the race at Mizzou Dance Marathon's 5k at Research Park Drive on Saturday morning. This is the first time Mizzou Dance Marathon has hosted the FT5K. The run benefits MU Children's Hospital. The event raised $7,214.15.

COLUMBIA — Mizzou Dance Marathon hosted a 5K run Saturday to raise money for MU Children's hospital.

Truman Junior and Bryce Edwards, 7, give a runner high fives as she finishes the Mizzou Dance Marathon 5K on Saturday. Edwards is one of Mizzou Dance Marathon's Miracle Kids. He and his twin brother, Beau, were born at 26 weeks. The Edwards twins have been Miracle Kids for Mizzou Dance Marathon since they were 3 years old.

Runners grab bagels and cream cheese Saturday morning after racing in the Mizzou Dance Marathon FT5K, a 5K race benefiting MU Children's Hospital.

Runners and volunteers dance after the Mizzou Dance Marathon FT5K on Saturday morning. The Mizzou Dance Marathon's annual dance event will be March 9th and 10th. Both events raise money for MU Children's Hospital.

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