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2020 Chena River Run to be held virtually

Published: Sep. 7, 2020 at 6:57 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Since September 3, the Rotary Club of Fairbanks has been holding the 2020 Chena River Run virtually to help raise funds for the Rotary Pathway Park at the Tanana Lakes. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the normal race has been pushed to an online format.

“We had to delay the ordering of some playground equipment because of the loss of revenue,” said Rotary Club of Fairbanks member Brenda Riley. “So we decided to go ahead still host the race so that we could continue to fund raise for the playground equipment that still needs to be ordered.”

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Posted by Rotary Club of Fairbanks on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

When the pandemic started many of the races in the area were either cancelled or set up virtually. The Rotary Club Fairbanks use some of these races to help raise funds for their projects. One such project is the park out by Tanana Lakes but the financial strain because of the coronavirus put a dent into the budget.

“That was a big hit to our budget for that project, and parks are not cheap.” said RCF’s Brenda Riley.

The race will continue to run through September 18, click here for more information.

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