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500 "Rise & Shine" to raise money for The Arc

Runners begin the half-marathon at the annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon and 5K in Hattiesburg Saturday morning. Runners begin the half-marathon at the annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon and 5K in Hattiesburg Saturday morning.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

More than 500 runners gathered on a cool and windy Saturday morning in Hattiesburg to raise money for an organization which serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They participated in the 3rd annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon and 5K.

Both events began and ended at Hattiesburg Clinic on S. 28th Ave. 

Proceeds benefitted The Arc and it's "Rise & Shine" program, which teaches valuable life skills to adults. 

Cash prizes were also awarded to first, second and third place finishers in the half-marathon. 

For the first time, the event was certified by USA Track & Field. 

Organizers hoped to raise more than the $15,000 raised at last year's event.   

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