20th Mitchell’s Run raises money for muscular dystrophy

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ROCKFORD, Mich. (WOOD) — Saturday was a special day in Rockford, as runners gathered for the annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford.

The 5K run/walk, in its 20th installment, is a fundraiser for 22-year-old Mitchell Peterson — a man who’s been fighting muscular dystrophy since he was just 2 years old.            

The event, which was founded in 2000, has raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease.

WOOD TV8 sports anchor Larry Figurski emcees the event every year. It’s a special event for him, which was made even more special this year when his daughter, Raychel, won the race.

To learn more about Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, visit the run’s website at mitchellsrun.com.

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