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Record number run Memorial Day/Law Day 5k

The Law Day 5K run started at the Flags of Honor in Willmar on Saturday morning.1 / 2
Runners enter the Robbins Island woods a quarter mile in the Law Day 5K on Saturday in WIllmar2 / 2

WILLMAR — The 15th annual Memorial Day/Law Day 5k drew a record 334 timed finishers on a splendid morning for the run through Robbins Island after the start under the Flags of Honor.

Last year’s race had set a new standard with 279 entrants, outdistancing the 250 finishers in 2011.

The male and female champions were the same as a year ago. Overall winner Klint Van Heuveln, a college student from Kerkhoven, dropped a minute from his time a year ago, down to 17:55. His father, Kevin, place fifth overall and his grandmother, Joyce, age 74, placed 232.

Among females, Tracy Sik, 44, of Willmar, who ran at Boston in April, peeled 21 seconds down to 20:40, placing 13th overall.

Awards were presented post-race to the 2013 age-group champions in the Glacial Lakes Running Series.

The Memorial Weekend race began in 2000 with 42 entrants. 

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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