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17th Chamber Lighthouse 5K/Fun Races
Satanta “Tanny” Vonthron was a slender, wisp of a woman with delicate coloring, a gentle demeanor and a mile-wide smile. Always interested in education, she realized her life calling while taking special education classes at Ohio University.
She went on to earn several post-graduate degrees which led to her “dream job” as principal of Shawnee School. Life was just about perfect. That was until April 30, 2009, her “day of infamy.” Despite a diagnosis of aggressive cancer and months and months of treatments, she fought on valiantly, bringing her infectious smile and love of life to her students until her death on March 12, last year.
As a tribute to her this beloved educator, proceeds from the Huron Chamber of Commerce’s 17th annual Lighthouse Races will be going to the Tanny Vonthron Memorial Scholarship fund. Students, adults and children are invited to run or walk the 5K course on Saturday, May 2, in her honor.
Kalahari Waterpark Resort is again hosting the 4th annual Kalahari 1K Kid’s Fun Run. The run is open to kids of all ages. The track will be supervised and every youngster participating will receive a commemorative T-shirt, refreshments, and a chance at valuable door prizes. Registration fee is $3.
Major race sponsors are Arby’s of Huron, Comfort Inn, Firelands Regional Medical Center and The Gym. Because of their generosity, each entrant will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a runner’s bag of goodies, refreshments and a chance for numerous door prizes, in addition to awards for the top overall male and female finishers and the top three in each age division.
Registration for all events will be in the locker rooms at the stadium from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Starting times for the Fun Run are 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. for the 5K. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers in each race and to the top three male and female in each age division: 13-under, 14-19, 20-24, 24-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,60-64, 65-69, 70 and above. Cost is $17 if pre-registered, $20 day of race. Commemorative - shirts to the first 150 to register. Registration Form and Course Map.
In the past 16 years, the Chamber has contributed more than three dozen scholarships to graduating Huron High School students. For information or registration sheets, contact the Chamber, 406 Main Street, 419.433.5700.
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