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Photos and video: Hundreds race in the Breezy Point 5K

Stevie and Sandy Paulson, along with the Northland Campus of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, hosted the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K north of Duluth on Saturday. The walk-bike-run race starts and ends in the Paulson’s driveway at their home on Island Lake. Over 550 people registered for the race, which raises funds and awareness for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. In 2021, the event raised more than $60,000 and overall, the Breezy Point 5K has raised over $350,000 for recovery from addiction.

People running in a race
Breezy Point 5K founder and race director Stevie Paulson (No. 015) leads the pack at the start of the 14th annual race on Saturday. The race started and ended in the driveway at his family's home north of Duluth on Island Lake and helps to raise funds and awareness for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. Over 550 people registered for the 2022 race. Hermantown High School hockey player Zam Plante (No. 001) is on Paulson's left.
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People gathered in front of a house for a race
Participants in the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K gather in the driveway of Stevie and Sandy Paulson's home north of Duluth on Saturday before the race, which started and ended in the Paulson's driveway.
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Girl braids the hair of her sister
Sara Cid, right, of Carlton, braids the hair of her sister, Emma Cid, 18, of Carlton, ahead of the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K north of Duluth on Saturday.
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Man speaks into a microphone
Rob Larson, of Duluth, a member of the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Missions Team, speaks into a microphone while sharing about his battle with addiction ahead of the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K north of Duluth on Saturday.
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Boy uses chalk to color on a driveway
Cohen Christopherson, 6, of Rochester uses chalk to help color in the start and finish area on the driveway of Stevie and Sandy Paulson's home north of Duluth on Saturday before the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K.
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Man speaks into a microphone
Stevie Paulson, founder and race director of the Breezy Point 5K, speaks through a microphone while giving a speech ahead of the 14th annual race on Saturday. The race started and ended in the driveway of his family's home north of Duluth on Island Lake and helps to raise funds and awareness for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
Choir performs before a race
Members of the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir prepare to perform "Amazing Grace" while standing in the front lawn of Stevie and Sandy Paulson's home north of Duluth on Saturday ahead of the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
Runners take off from the starting line during a race
Participants in the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K take off at the starting line of the race on Saturday, which started and finished in the driveway of the home of Stevie and Sandy Paulson north of Duluth. Over 550 people registered for the 2022 race.
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People running during a race
Participants in the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K travel down the driveway at Stevie and Sandy Paulson's home north of Duluth on Saturday before turning left on to Breezy Point Road.
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Man finishing a race
Kendall Hill, of Duluth, was the top men's finisher in the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K north of Duluth on Saturday. Hill's time was 16:13.
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Man uses cellphone to record a visual
University of Minnesota Duluth associate men's hockey coach Derek Plante uses his phone to capture a visual of his son, Zam Plante, finishing the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K north of Duluth on Saturday.
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Woman finishing a race
Lana Jendro, of Andover, was the top women's finisher in the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K north of Duluth on Saturday. Her time of 21:35 was a personal record for Jendro.
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Family posing for a photo
The Paulson family poses for a photo in front of a banner outside of their home north of Duluth on Saturday after the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K. From left, Stevie Paulson, Presley Paulson, 12, Peighton Paulson, 14, and Sandy Paulson. The Paulson's host the race, which starts and ends in their driveway. The race raises funds and awareness for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
People gathered in a driveway ahead of a race
Participants and spectators gather in the driveway of Stevie and Sandy Paulson's home north of Duluth on Saturday during the 14th Annual Breezy Point 5K.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

For more on the Breezy Point 5K, visit their Facebook page.

Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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