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Aug 12, 2019

Racers begin the 2019 Brewery to Bathroom .5K in Soldotna on Sunday. The event raised about $5,700 for the American Cancer Society.
Credit Jenny Neyman/KDLL

Dispelling the idea that exercise requires effort to garner results, the Central Peninsula Relay for Life held its second annual .5K race Sunday in Soldotna. Yes, point-5 K, as in half a kilometer.

 

About 200 people participated in the Brewery-to-Bathroom .5K, tackling the hill — OK, a slight incline — between Kenai River Brewery and the bathrooms at Soldotna Creek Park.

 

Not to worry for those not quite trained up for the event — there was a couch along the way in case weary racers pulled a hammie. And two aid stations staffed by the Kenai Watershed Forum and Kenai Lions Club serving up doughnuts, cookies and soda pop to make sure racers took in more calories than they burned.

 

The Kenai Watershed Forum and Kenai Lions Club operated aid stations along the race route to keep participants fueled up on sugar and processed carbs to complete the grueling course.
Credit Jenny Neyman/KDLL

KDLL’s Jenny Neyman brought back this audio postcard from the event, with organizers Alana Martin and Johna Beech giving an orientation and talking about the serious purpose behind the fun.

 

As of the race start, the event raised $5,700 for the American Cancer Society.

It was tough, but all racers eventually crossed the finish line.
Credit Jenny Neyman/KDLL