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Nearly 1,000 Turn Out For Lew Blond Run

High school cross-country stars took home the men's and women's titles.

Nearly 1,000 people turned out to race this year's Lew Blond Run and raise money to fight ALS and for local scholarships.

Organized by , the race raises money for the Les Turner (ALS) Foundation, special projects at district schools and scholarships for graduating seniors from and . It was founded 11 years ago to honor teacher Lew Blond, who passed away from ALS in 2000.

Since the first race in 2001, more than $100,000 worth of proceeds raised have been donated to the Les Turner Foundation, according to District 30.

Glenbrook North cross-country standouts Daniel Cheung and Valerie Bobart won the men's and women's 5K races, respectively. This year's scholarships went to Kimberly Johnson of Glenbrook North and Karly Sachs of Glenbrook South.

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