St. Jude Runs | Mason City to Peoria 5th Anniversary Run

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**MORE IMAGES & PRINT ORDERING AVAILABLE HERE.** 25% of all proceeds will go toward Mason City's 2015 run.In early August I had the privilege of photographing the 5th Anniversary of the Mason City (IL) to Peoria St. Jude Run. This year the team had a remarkable 84 runners and easily surpassed their goal of $144,000 for St. Jude by raising $153,000. The entire team was broken into 5 running groups and together everyone ran the 49.5 mile course into Peoria that day. It was a truly awesome day for an even better cause, and I'm so proud to call Mason City my hometown. I am so happy to share these photos with you! My favorite image of the day is with the gold team (the team that runs the most throughout the day), running down Towerline Road toward Pekin. There is a lead runner in an orange shirt, and you can see traffic on both sides of the road, and the "sag wag" behind the group of runners. I feel like this picture pretty much sums up how the St. Jude runs work. Thanks for looking! Mason City to Peoria St. Jude run team running through Mason City early morning run St. Jude rural Mason County runner change near Green Valley St. Jude Mason City St. Jude Run raised $153,000 Towerline Road into Pekin St. Jude Run behind the scenes St. Jude Runs crossing Bob Michel Bridge into Peoria