St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run kicks off event


    Organizers for the St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run hosted this year's kick off event at BoodaLu Steakhouse Thursday evening.

    Entering its 15th year, Thursday was a chance for past runners and potential participants to hear stories, ask questions, and even sign up for the run.

    Run coordinator Becky Haskins started out as a runner about seven years ago.

    "Started running back in 2012, and I saw the St. Jude run I was always interested," Haskins said. "So in 2014, a friend of mine said 'hey, I'm doing this, join me,' and the rest is history.
    "So my favorite memory was probably between Rushville and Astoria, we're running at 2, 3, 4 a.m.," runner Caden Miller said. "You really get a runners' high when you're going with no sleep.

    Runners are required to raise more than $1,000.

    The run is August 2-3.

    KHQA's very own Chad Douglas plans to participate in this years' event.

    KHQA is a proud sponsor of the run.

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