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Second annual Forrest Run sees more than 800 runners

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WESTON (WAOW) -

Runners hit the pavement this morning, for the second annual Forrest Goetsch run. The event honors a young boy who died after collapsing during cross-country practice.

More than 800 people participated, in multiple walk/run events.

Organizers say they hope to raise more than $25,000. All the money raised goes toward scholarships and other youth organizations.

Forrest's father says a race is the perfect way to celebrate his son's life.

"Forrest was a runner. This is a great way to pay tribute to what he loved and enjoyed. He was a very good runner, when he ran he kind of floated," Steve Goetsch said.

Organizers say they hope to continue to grow the event each year.

 

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