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Ocala High School Students Organize 5K to Raise Funds for Local Shelters

OCALA, FL – Students from the International Baccalaureate program at Vanguard High School in Ocala organized a 5k race today to raise money for shelters in Marion County. The “Project Period 5k” took place this morning at the Baseline Greenway trailhead.

The Vanguard IB students raised nearly $3,000 from entry fees and donations that will go towards purchasing sanitary products to donate to shelters throughout Marion County. The products will be distributed to women in need at local homeless and domestic violence shelters.

Kartik Koti won the race finishing in 17:09.6, just ahead of the second place finisher, Albano dos Reis, who had a time of 17:09.8. Dos Reis was the male masters winner.

Taylor Alvord was the top female finisher with a time of 22:40, while Sarah Wittman was the female masters winner finishing at 23:12.

Proceeds from the 5k will be used to buy sanitary products that will be donated to shelters in Ocala and Marion County. The Vanguard IB students organized the event because they were inspired to help provide women in need with access to basic sanitary supplies.

The race organizers and participants thanked the local businesses who sponsored and contributed to the community-focused event.

Students from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Florida recently organized a community 5K race to raise money for an important cause. The “Project Period 5K” was held on July 29th at the Baseline Greenway trailhead and drew over 70 runners. The Vanguard students raised nearly $3,000 from race fees and donations to purchase sanitary products for women in need. The supplies will be donated to local homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters throughout Marion County.



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