Runners take off at the start of the Salmon Run Series in Soldotna, Alaska, on July 8, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Runners take off at the start of the Salmon Run Series in Soldotna, Alaska, on July 8, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Salmon Run Series enters final week

The Salmon Run Series, which was moved to a virtual race series after the second week, is entering the fifth and final week.

Details of the fifth course will be available this week on the Salmon Run Series Facebook page. For every race entered, runners get a spot in an auction for two tickets on Alaska Railroad.

For Week 3, 13 runners turned in times for the 5K event. The adults turning in times were Galen Hecht at 17 minutes, 36 seconds, Jack Laker at 24:35, Chase Laker at 24:45, Jenna Brown at 25:15, Jamie Nelson at 27:14, Larry Tews at 30:41, Jim Krein at 30:54, Julie Laker at 36:25, Kate Swaby at 36:25, Maria Sweppy at 41:38, Yvonne Oren at 47:29 and Leif Laker at 55:00. For the kids, Riley Breakfield turned in a 1K time of 3:39.

For Week 4, eight runners turned in times. The adults turning in times for the 5K event were Hecht at 18:36, Nelson at 27:14, Fred Koski at 33:00; Kelli Stroh at 35:12, Sweppy at 42:39, Swaby at 46:08 and Oren at 56:21. For the kids, Breakfield came in at 3:37.

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