St. Louis County employees rename race for Steve O’NeilAn annual run and walk organized by St. Louis County employees is being renamed this year to honor Steve O’Neil, the county commissioner who died July 16 of thyroid cancer.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
An annual run and walk organized by St. Louis County employees is being renamed this year to honor Steve O’Neil, the county commissioner who died July 16 of thyroid cancer.
The race, in its third year, previously has been known as the St. Louis County Race for Wellness 5K, a county news release said. O’Neil was at the starting line for the first race in 2011.
The event now will be known as the O’Neil Race for Wellness.
The 5K run and walk will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Ellsburg Bass Lake Fire Hall in Ellsburg Township, about 30 miles north of Duluth.
There also will be a 1-mile race for kids.
The race is open to the public. Register online or at the event. Cost is $25 for ages 12 and older ($15 for county employees, retirees and their families and residents of Cotton and Ellsburg) and free for children 11 and younger.
All proceeds will be donated to the Youth Fitness and Adventure Foundation of Duluth in honor of O’Neil.
The event also includes a free barbecue, wellness vendor fair, educational materials, prize drawing and awards to top finishers by age group. Anyone who registers by Aug. 8 is guaranteed a T-shirt.