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WAMDA holds 21st annual 5K and health fair

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Hundreds of runners braved the below freezing temperatures Saturday morning for a good cause.

They took part in the 21st annual Fitness 5k and Health Fair at Look Park.

The event is put on each year by the Western Area Massachusetts Dietetic Association.

The money raised from the event goes toward the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Organizers said it is an event they enjoy putting on each year.

"It's such a great day," said co-organizer Lisa Laprade. "We really appreciate it. It's just a fun day with the community. That's really our focus, helping to distribute money to the community."

Prior to Saturday's event, which had at least 250 participants, organizers said they have raised over $27,000 and hundreds of pounds of food for different charitable organizations and food agencies.

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