5 Fast Facts for Saturday’s From The Heart Run
Hundreds will take to the trails and streets around Owatonna Saturday, May 5 for the 10th anniversary From the Heart Run. The community effort will raise thousands of dollars to support five local families in their journey with cancer.
The event begins with a spaghetti supper, silent and live auction, and bake sale Friday at the Owatonna Middle School from 4:30 - 8 pm. Advance tickets are available at Kottke Jewelers, Washington Elementary and Profinium Financial. They will also be purchased at the door. The cost is $7 in advance and $8 at the door.
Meet the benefiting families on Friday. Tanya Powell has worked as a Steele County social worker for about 15 years. Jim Gleason was most recently the Steele County Free Fair Secretary after spending many years as a sales person for KRFO radio. Brian Wencl is a former Owatonna hockey player whose son is currently a senior at OHS. Heidi Smith coached baseball, softball and basketball for many years in Owatonna. Joe Wagoner is the fifth individual receiving support.
A live auction Friday night at the middle school will feature several items including tickets to Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw/Faith Hill concerts and Vikings' tickets.
Registration remains open for all the events. Sign up online or Saturday morning at Lake Kohlmier in Owatonna.
- 6 - 8 am: packet pickup at Lake Kohlmier
- 7 am: shuttle service begins from Federated Insurance lot at 1929 S Cedar
- 7:50 am: National Anthem
- 8 am: half marathon and half marathon relay
- 8:10 am: kids 1/2 mile fun run
- 8:20 am: 10K
- 8:30 am: 5K
- 10:30 am: awards ceremony
Owatonna comes together to support Corey Casperson at a benefit fundraiser that packs the Elks Club.
These five families don't fight alone when the community steps up to assist in their journey.
Raise money, meet the families, pick up your race packet and enjoy a great meal Friday at Owatonna Middle School 4:30 - 8 pm.
Parking is limited at Lake Kohlmier. Ride the shuttle from the Federated Insurance parking lot at 1929 South Cedar. Service runs 7 am - 12 pm.
Temperatures will start the day in the low 50's. It should be a great day for a run or a walk.
Race day sign up is available for all the running and walking events.