Sixth Annual Megan’s Wings Foundation Run: Fit For A Cause

On Saturday September 26, the community of Upland came together to support the Megan’s Wings Foundation.
The sixth annual Megan Savage Memorial Run for a Cure 5K Run/Walk started from John McCarthy Park in Upland in the morning, and winded over a 5,000 meter/5,280 yard course.
Megan’s Wings is a non-profit organization based in Upland, which serves families in Southern California who have children battling cancer. .Kim & Dave Savage founded the organization in January 2005. Megan Savage lost her battle to leukemia at the tender age of nine on April 2nd, 2003 after a two-and-a-half year battle.
Megan’s Wings’ primary mission is to provide a support network for families with a child going through cancer treatment. It also supports vital childhood cancer research aimed at finding cancer cures.
On hand at the festivities was a girl’s choir, who provided a background of song, both for the runners who were competing and the crowd cheering them on.
While most ran, some walked and a few young parents pushed strollers over the five kilometer course, which translates into three miles.
Many runners competed as individuals, while others participated as a team.
BCJ Fitness, a gym located at 1937 W 11th St, Unit G in Upland, fielded the winning team.
The fastest runner in the field was the fellow depicted in the photo above and photo below. He covered the three mile course in just under 17 minutes, averaging a clip of roughly 10.7 miles per hour or five minutes and forty seconds per mile over the entire distance. He was moving so fast, the Sentinel couldn’t get his name!

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