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Princess Leia (Allyson Holte) and Darth Vader (Ashley Brue) used the force to power through brisk autumn weather on Saturday during the Boo Dash 5K Fun Run in Bemidji. Crystal Dey | Bemidji Pioneer

Fright flight: City hosts first Boo Dash 5K Fun Run

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BEMIDJI — Darth Vader and Spider Man were spotted running through the woods on Saturday in Bemidji – they weren’t alone. The unlikely pair was joined by 38 others, many in costume, for the first Boo Dash 5K Fun Run at City Park.


The City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department developed the fun run at the coaxing of citizens.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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