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Sunglasses Required: Kids Fun Run held under perfect conditions

Wilsonville Kiwanians hold their annual Fun Run at Wood Middle School


by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Local chiropractor Laura LaJoie (blue shirt) directs traffic at the start of a heat Saturday at the Kiwanis Kids Fun run. 
The annual Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run was held Saturday, July 26, at Wood Middle School in Wilsonville. The weather was a muggy 80 degrees and the skies were clear, bringing out hundreds of kids and their parents for a half-day of running, food and fun on the school football field.

The Fun Run is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Wilsonville Kiwanis Club. The club seeks to raise about $25,000 in sponsorships each year from local businesses. That money is then invested in kids in Wilsonville community through scholarships and grants. In 2012, for example, Kiwanis became a local champion for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which provides a book each month to preschool children in the Wilsonville area.

Shown here is a collection of photos from Saturday's event taken by Josh Kulla:

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The 2014 Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run was held July 26 under clear skies and perfect conditions, as local Kiwanians hosted their biggest event of the year at Wood Middle School.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Although it is a 'fun' run, the jockeying at the start of each heat usually is intense.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kids Fun Run participants stretch before their heat Saturday, July 26, at Wood Middle School in Wilsonville.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Sunglasses were the order of the day July 26 at the Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run at Wood Middle School.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Facepainting and running go well together at the Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Sunglasses were the order of the day July 26 at the Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run at Wood Middle School.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The finish line was a crowded place Saturday at the Kiwanis Kids Fun Run.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kids learned to stretch before exercising at the Kiwanis Kids Fun Run.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kids learned to stretch before exercising at the Kiwanis Kids Fun Run.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville Police Sgt. Dan Kraus 'wins' the mascot race Saturday at the Wilsonville Kids Fun Run.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Sunglasses were the order of the day July 26 at the Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run at Wood Middle School.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A child examines his Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run medal at the finish line Saturday at Wood Middle School.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A heat leaves the starting line July 26 at the WIlsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A happy participant takes part in the July 26 Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville High cheerleaders hand out finishers' medals at the Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Reach for the sky! Kids warm up prior to a heat July 26 at the WIlsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kids approach the finish line at the Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run July 26 at Wood Middle School.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kids approach the finish line July 26 at the Wilsonville Kids Fun Run.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This heat of kids had trouble with the start. But they still got their running in like the rest of the kids at the 2014 Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run. At front is Wilsonville Police Sgt. Dan Kraus.


By Josh Kulla
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