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Pine Belt residents wake up early for Hub City Tornado Run

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Many Pine Belt residents woke up early to support a great cause on Saturday.

The organization, Hooz Running, hosted the first annual 5k - 10k Hub City Tornado Run.

Close to 200 residents  participated in the 6:30 a.m. event that was created to benefit homes and businesses affected by the February 10 tornado.

With the support of many, the organization was able to donate $1,500 to the American Red Cross. 

News 7 meteorologist, Robert Whitehurst won 1st place overall in the male division for the 5k.