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Fools Five Road Race delayed, could return this fall

LEWISTON, Minn. (FOX47) — The Fools Five Road Race in Lewiston won’t happen this April for the second year in a row.

But unlike last year, when it was canceled, this year’s race and auction are being rescheduled for this fall.

The annual event is all about raising money in the fight against cancer and honoring those who have gone through the disease.

It’s the state’s oldest road race for cancer research, stretching back to 1979.

“The vaccine options have brought a ray of light to the darkness of this pandemic,” race directors Dan Goss and Judy Hovelson said.

The co-directors said that as the vaccine rollout continues, it will bring the “strong possibility for us all to gather in-person to continue our fight against cancer.” They also said the event is not “conducive” to being held virtually.

“… Our Fools Five community needs the in-person interaction of hope, compassion, and support, as well as a friendly bidding competition,” they said.

They will be working with officials on possible dates for the fall.

Byron Tollefson

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