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A group of seniors in the Communication Arts Program organized Run-o-vation, a 5-kilometer race held on Aug. 31 to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

A group of seniors in the Communication Arts Program organized Run-o-vation, a 5-kilometer race held on Aug. 31 to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.1Picture by Molly BruneA crowd gathers around the registration booth as people wait anxiously for the race to begin.2Picture by Molly BruneSeniors Corinne Ducey and Ariana Gangloff help register runners.3Picture by Molly BruneRunners stretch to prepare for the race.4Picture by Molly BruneThe event recieved media coverage from both a local television news station and the Silver Spring Gazette.5Picture by Molly BruneSeniors Peter Lansworth and Tim Nguyen choose music to get the runners pumped up for the race.6Picture by Molly BruneA participant ties her shoes while waiting at the starting line for the race to begin.7Picture by Molly BruneFormer Blair teacher and Redskins cheerleader Nicole Hopkins and a co-worker came out to show their support for the event.8Picture by Molly BruneThe route included parts of Sligo Creek Parkway and neighborhood roads surrounding Silver Spring International Middle School, where the race ended.9Picture by Molly BruneLuis Navarro, the men's winner, finishes the race a lap ahead of all of the other participants.10Picture by Molly BruneThe women's winner, Karen Young, heads towards the finish line.11Picture by Molly BruneBlair teacher Marc Grossman completed the entirety of the 5k race while pushing his son in a stroller.12Picture by Molly BruneSenior Tamara Castro-Marquez hands out water bottles filled with cold water to participants after they finish the race.13Picture by Molly BruneRunners show enthusiasm as they approach the finish line.14Picture by Molly BruneAfter the main race, a fun run took place for the children eager to be runners just like their parents.15Picture by Molly Brune
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