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Runnin’ in the rain: Friday Blue Marathon Events

The rain did not dampen or slow down the start of running events for this weekend’s Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon. Friday night, approximately 80 children ran in the 1K race, earning a T-shirt and ribbon. Above is the start of the 1K race. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer1 / 2
The 5K race brought 242 runners along the south shore of Lake Bemidji, (from left), Sonia Jacobson, Roseville, Minn., Jett Wheeler, 7, and his father, Erik Wheeler, from Rice, Minn., pass the Mississippi River inlet. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer 2 / 2

Here’s a look at today’s events for the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: Last minute packet pickup

9 a.m.: Start of marathon, Sanford Center (outside Gate 1)

9:20 a.m.: Start of half-marathon, Sanford Center (outside Gate 1)

12:30 p.m.: Half-marathon awards ceremony

1:30 p.m.: Marathon awards ceremon

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