YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Over 1,000 runners and walkers alike headed downtown to take part in the 45th annual Youngstown Peace Race on Sunday.
There were three different races held throughout the morning, including a 200-meter race for kids at 9 a.m., a 2-mile walk/run at 9:30 a.m. and a 10-K run at 10 a.m.
This year’s 10-K winner finished in an impressive 31 minutes flat.
After all these years, the event continues to bring back at least one familiar face.
“I’ve been running in this event for 18 years. I’ve only missed about three of those races, including this year, because of a knee. But other than that, people throughout the years have always liked to see if they can beat me in this race. So I’ve got a lot of people that enjoy passing me up,” said Rich Morgan, Peace Race ambassador and former WKBN forecaster.
This year, over $11,000 was raised, with all proceeds going toward local charities.
In the past 10 years, the event has donated over $100,000.