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The annual Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K
April 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The annual Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K will take place this year on Saturday, April 30 at Hodges Elementary School. Race day registration begins at 8:00, and registration is $25 (after the initial April 8 deadline). T-shirts will be ordered for all participants, and will be mailed to late registrants. The course is a 5K course, is fairly flat, and is all asphalt or sidewalk. The route will start on the grounds of Hodges Elementary and head east, up Main Street in Hodges. It will turn onto Dixie Drive for approximately three quarters of a mile, and then turns back to return to the school.The race is organized in memory of Anne B. McKellar, a former District 50 special educator who taught for 28 years, with her last 15 years at Pinecrest Elementary. She was a tireless advocate for special needs students, and is survived by her two children, Brett and Erica.Anne first survived breast cancer, but later the cancer returned in her bones and liver. Her last years were filled with pain, and yet she continued with a hopeful and optimistic attitude. She fought her battle bravely and was an inspiration to family, friends, and coworkers. It is because of her bravery and inspiration that her friends and former coworkers want to remember her.