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‘Superheroes’ Beat the Heat in the Community

Muscles for days. Dozens of runners and walkers participated in Beat the Heat on May 20. The event was a 5K, 2-mile and 1-mile track race. Most competed in either the 5K or 2-mile race, which route went east from Salt River Schools on Canal Road and back to the high school track.

About 100 people participated in the Beat the Heat 5K, 2-mile and 1-mile track walk on May 20 in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

The Salt River Health Services Diabetes Services Program hosted the free event at Salt River High School. The day’s theme was all about superheroes. Many participants dressed in Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and other superhero-related gear.

The 7 a.m. run and walk started at the high school track. The 5K and 2-mile route went beyond the track and along nearby Canal Road, then back to the school track.

Caroline Sekaquaptewa and Marvin Chee finished first in the 5K, and Melissa Rave and Cecil Thomas completed the 2-mile first in their respective divisions.

Participants received a workout towel and top finishers received a prize. Everyone managed to Beat the Heat on a sunny, 70-degree morning.

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