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By David Volz
More than 1,300 people participated in the 19th Annual Dunn’s Run in Deerfield Beach. The event which included a 5K (3.1) mile run and a five mile run raised money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Jon Volpi won the five mile race and has enjoyed considerable success in Dunn’s Runs. He won previous races in 2011, 2012, 2013. “I felt good about this race. I love being a part of it. The weather was very good.”
Marlene Persson won the five mile race. “It was a good run and I love being a part of it,” she said. Volpi and Persson are pictured above after their victory.
“I enjoyed being a part of the Dunn’s Run and I run every year,” said Leandra Bates, who won the women’s master’s 5K run. “I love the atmosphere and I love running for my team. I was cooler this year.”
The event itself was fun and festive. Billy the Marlin was present. Members of the Florida Atlantic University cheerleading team encouraged the runners. After the race people could enjoy food provided by local vendors and the chance to socialize. There was an auction for various items. Leaders from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward thanked all the participants.
Football is one of the most popular high school activities in Broward. Everyday in the fall, many high school students suit up to play football. The goal is always to win. But coaches also want to teach players the value of working hard to achieve a goal and the importance of team work. Pictured here, J.P. Taravella and Coral Glades play a game.