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Running ELEVEN YEARS

SAVE THE DATE! LEGAL AID’S 5K

TRIAL RUN June 20th

By Tony Verwey, Esquire

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une 20, 2015 will mark the eleventh eleven years my junior, beat me by about edition of the Trial Run 5K to raise ten minutes and won her age group after funds for Legal Aid of Southeastern a warm up that included a large coffee, a Pennsylvania. The Trial Run has raised bagel, and a cigarette during her pre-run in excess of $150,000 since our first run and stretch. I washed that memory from my it has been a great journey that started on a mind and reminded myself that I did, cold February day in 2005. Chris Zaccarelli technically speaking, “run,” so I said “Yes, called me and posed a question, “You’re I am a runner.” a runner right?” I put down my corned beef special and thought about that for Then came the follow up question, a moment. Only a few short years earlier “Would you be interested in putting toI had run my first 5K in which my sister, gether a 5K to raise funds for Legal Aid

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of Southeastern Pennsylvania?” I thought, how hard could it be to set up a 5K with a hundred runners, thirty odd volunteers and menacing traffic? Neither of us really knew, but so began an adventure that we thought might have a good run of a few years. A decade later, and despite a few bumps, we are still going strong. The Trial Run has benefitted since its inception from unparalleled generosity and commitment. Continued on page 7

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