A Race to the Finish

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More than 100 individuals from the district took part in this year’s Duffield Dash – a one-mile fun run and the 5K footrace around the neighborhood surrounding Duffield Elementary School.

“Our multiple sponsorships from local vendors and the hard work of the PTA made the Dash a fun and successful experience for all involved,” said Duffield Elementary School Principal Lisa Farrell.

Throughout the event, volunteers of the Lakeland Fire Department were on hand and provided tours of several emergency response vehicles and spoke with attendees about the various equipment used to protect the residents.  

While the event was a great way for the community to join together in fitness and fun, several individuals were presented with top awards for their finish times in the races. The top performers for the One-Mile Fun Run were third-grader DJ Hellberg and fourth-grade student Victoria Flynn. The top male and female competitors of the 5k race were community members Joshua Jastemski and Sarah Hansen, respectively.