Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run held


Cancer survivors from around the community gather around Bev Hettinger’s quilt at Cole Park in Alamosa before escorting racers to the start line for the 14th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run on Saturday. The quilt was auctioned for $900 to Duane Bussey.

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Mary Motz and her granddaughter Beth Streeter cross the finish line of the 14th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run on Saturday. Motz’s daughter Stephanie, the namesake of the race, died of breast cancer and 100 percent of the proceeds go to completing the new cancer center at San Luis Valley Health, which broke ground this summer and is expected to open in early 2018. 

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San Luis Valley Health’s volunteer Ambassadors pose after being awarded the hospital’s Outstanding Community Partner Award before the 14th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run at Cole Park on Saturday. The award recognized the 25 men and women who greet and assist hospital guests with 4,000 hours donated this year so far.

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Trinidad State Junior College cross country team members Manuel Villegas, Godfrey Chama, and Daniel Haymes dart ahead at the start of the 14th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run on Saturday. Along with the 5K, there was also a 1-mile walk and a 2.5-mile course.

StephanieMiner4WebMarianne Motz, aunt of the race's namesake Stephanie Miner, throws a carnation into the Rio Grande at the 14th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run on Saturday. As racers headed toward the finish line volunteers gave them flowers in honor of those they've known with cancer.

StephanieMiner6WebMembers of the Adams State University and Trinidad State Junior College cross country teams dash through the finish line of the 14th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run on Saturday. An estimated 500 people attended, raising at least $33,000.

StephanieMiner7WebAdams State University women's basketball player Lejla Hadzialijagic ladles green chili on a baked potato for San Luis Valley Health Chief Financial Office Shane Mortensen at the 14th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run at Cole Park on Saturday. Every year ASU's women's basketball team assists with the Motz family potato bar.

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