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PAL hosts Donut Get Caught 5K

By Don COble
Posted 5/18/23

ORANGE PARK – Nearly 300 runners had three good reasons to cross the finish line at the Donut Get Caught 5K last Saturday at the Orange Park Mall – the opportunity to benefit the Clay County …

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PAL hosts Donut Get Caught 5K


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ORANGE PARK – Nearly 300 runners had three good reasons to cross the finish line at the Donut Get Caught 5K last Saturday at the Orange Park Mall – the opportunity to benefit the Clay County Police Athletic League, a remarkably clever medallion and a warm victory doughnut. The annual event helps support the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s sports programs like tackle and flag football, cheerleading and baseball and the Explorers. Green Cove Springs’ Heather Thompson, who’s part of the Striders Track Club, posted the fastest time at 20 minutes, 59 seconds, followed by Green Cove Springs’ Christopher Balangue (21:35) in second, Orange Park’s Charles King (21:44) in third, Green Cove Springs’ Stephen Barker (22:07) in fourth and Green Cove Springs’ Mary Arvie Balangue (22:19) in fifth. Also, Terry Reed of Jacksonville finished 46th overall and first in the 70 and older division. There were 196 registered runners in the 5K and another 100 in the one-mile children’s run.