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Purdue holds record breaking 'Challenge' 5K

All donations from this 5K went to Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment.

Posted: Apr. 13, 2019 5:04 PM
Updated: Apr. 13, 2019 11:44 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI)—Greater Lafayette put on their running gear and walking shoes, for the 12th annual Purdue Challenge 5K run/walk. 

More than 2,000 people pre-registered. That's the most in 12 years.

The race began at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and was open to the public. 

Last year the race registered nearly 2,000 runners with 100 percent of the registration funds going to the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. 

Since the race has begun, there has been over $800,000 dollars fundraised.

This year all of the donations will go to the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment.

Assistant Coach for Purdue Football Chris Barclay said today's race carried so much of Tyler's spirit.

"His fight and his incredible spirit really inspired our program," said Barclay. "And we wanted to be a part of this community, we are apart of this fan base and we're all one."

The total amount of money raised during Saturday's event has not been released yet.

This story will be updated .

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