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Runners Take Their Mark At The 30th Annual 5k Run For Clear Air

(Credit: John McDevitt)

(Credit: John McDevitt)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Two thousand runners participated in the 30th annual 5k run for clean air Saturday morning along the Schuylkill River.

Andrew Snyder of Bethlehem was one of the runners.

“I didn’t expect to do very well. The pace confuses me. I expected to stop and walk a couple of times, but I maintained a consistent pace and I managed to pull through a little over 20 minutes.”

This year’s race raised nearly $1000 for the Clean Air Council of Philadelphia programs, according to Katie Edwards, run director at Clean Air Council. She says the money will be put to good use.

“It will be used to works on things like sustainable transportation and reducing asthma rates,” she said.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio

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