A total of 775 people, along with 80 volunteers, participated in the 16th annual Spirit of America 5K run/walk, held July 6 in Phillips.

Daniel Pederson of Spooner, aged 21, was the first of the 211 runner to cross the finish line, coming in with a time of 15:58. Claudia Lasiowski of Park Falls, age 14, was the first female finisher with a time of 22:12, good enough for 15th place overall.

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