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Organizers see record numbers, wave of green in Saint Fennessy 4K

HERMANTOWN, MN — A wave of green filled the streets of Hermantown Saturday morning, as hundreds participated in the 6th annual Saint Fennessy 4k.

The race, hosted by Grandma’s Marathon, is the first of a three-race series, known as the KP Challenge, and all proceeds go toward the Young Athletes Foundation.

Organizers say this year brought a record number of participants, as 700-plus made their way from Hermantown High School to McKenzie’s Bar and Grill.

The event is named after former board members Don and Ella Fennessy, which organizers hope to make proud.

“They have since passed away, but their legacy lives on with the race. We wanted to honor them for all that they did with the marathon and different events that Grandma’s puts on by putting on a race in their honor,” organizer Alissa Boyhtari said. “It worked perfectly for St. Patrick’s day and just kind of getting everybody out for the first race of the year.”

The next two races of KP Challenge will be held on April 27th and July 18th.

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