Lewiston Fools Five Road Race raises money for cancer research

(ABC 6 News) – Over 1,300 runners and walkers took to the streets of Lewiston on Saturday for the 44th annual running of the Fools Five Road Race.

The race is Minnesota’s oldest road race for cancer research and has brought people from around the world to Lewiston, Minnesota to raise money for cancer research.

Lewiston-Altura students have been a big help in raising money. This year students raised over $23,000 for cancer research.

"It feels really good to be helping people," Georgia Daley of Lewiston said. Daley ran the one-mile race and placed 3rd for females.

"Yeah, I really like it. I think it’s really fun how you can just like go out and help a bunch of people that you don’t even know," Emily, another one-mile runner, said.

More than $89,000 was raised this year between Friday night’s auction and Saturday’s race.