YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Over 1,000 runners and walkers alike headed downtown to take part in the 45th annual Youngstown Peace Race on Sunday.
There were three different races held throughout the morning, including a 200-meter race for kids at 9 a.m., a 2-mile walk/run at 9:30 a.m. and a 10-K run at 10 a.m.
This year’s 10-K winner finished in an impressive 31 minutes flat.
This year, over $11,000 was raised.
“Our charity money stays in the Valley. It’s all local charities that are in this Valley and we will not send money out of the Valley. We’ve actually lost a few sponsors who want us to send some money other places, because it was their charity that they’d like to see the money go to, but we turn down these sponsors because we only want to spend our money in this area,” said Mark Sorrentino, a board member for the Peace Race.
In the past 10 years, the event has donated over $100,000.