The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

By Lee Revis
For the Star 

Bite Back raised funds to fight malaria worldwide

Organizers say Compassion International is a worthy cause


Photo courtesy Hannah Haase

Aaron Williams, boys' winner of the 5K, 12 and under division.

The 5th annual Bite Back Run was held May 30 in Valdez. There were 174 registered runners and walkers in the 5K and one mile Kids' Race - a benefit for Compassion International's Malaria Fund. The Fund helps provide education, medication and nets for children and their families battling the dangerous disease of malaria.

Here are the winning results: One Mile Kids' Race -Carsyn Hinkle, Evan Rothenbuhler; 5K Run Overall Best Time Women – Leila Dengel, Men-Sergei Wegner; Age Division Winners - age 12 years and under - Tesslina Cummings and Aaron Williams, ages 13-19 Caitlin Mond and Sergei Wegner; ages 20-29 Hannah Norris and Davis Hagood; ages 30-39 Lori Heckman and Kevin Salys; ages 40-49 - Tina Fifarek and Paul Mond; ages 50-59 Kathy Hayden and Jeff Arnold; age 60 and up - Jane Haltness.

Valdez Star photo

The Bite Back run to benefit Compassion International's malaria fund attracted young and old Saturday during the Valdez event's that began on the Kelsey Dock.


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