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PHOTOS: Racers Raise $5,000 For D. 28 Scholarships

A fundraiser benefits the Homer O. Harvey Foundation, which supports college scholarships for District 28 alumni.

A sunny Saturday brought more than 300 people to Northbrook Junior High to run or walk 5 kilometers in the .

Hosted by District 28's PTO Council, the sixth annual event raises funds for the Homer O. Harvey Foundation, which provides college scholarships to district alumni who are graduating from .

"The 2011 HOH race was such a fun, family event," race director Mara Lappin said in a press release. "We were thrilled with the amazing turnout from our community."

All told, this year's event raised $5,000 for the foundation, which was founded in 1989 and is named for former District 28 superintendent Homer O. Harvey. 

Juve Chavez won the men's race with a time of 17:31, while Erika Vazquez took first among the women with a time of 19:24. Dozens of children also participated in a half-mile run . 

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