‘Mini’ race supports major cause

The fourth annual .1K Mini-est Walk/Run raises funds for breast cancer. (WLFI Photo)
The fourth annual .1K Mini-est Walk/Run raises funds for breast cancer. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A different type of marathon took place in West Lafayette Saturday.

The 4th annual .1K Mini-est Walk-Run was held to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

The event took place at Wabash Landing. It started at Rubia Flowers and ended at Nine Irish Brothers.

Organizers got the idea for the event from a race designed to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy.

Event co-founder Kathy Newton said it isn’t the distance of the marathon that makes the difference, it’s the support from the community.

“It’s a small way for us to give back. It’s also to get the people out here and do a race,” said Newton. “There are no excuses for a .1K. It’s a fun way to get involved in a race and an outdoor event. It’s a great social party for a great cause.”

The motto for the race was: A short distance, a big difference. Beat breast cancer.

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