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Austin Braves the Rain to Run

To kick off a week of celebrations in our hometown, Austin, Minn., the Hormel Foods Women Our Way employee resource group coordinated a 5K run to benefit the local weekend backpack program.

Community members gathered at the Hormel Foods World Headquarters early Saturday morning for the Pep it Up™ 5K Your Way race and fun run. In addition to the races, there were many fun activities planned for all ages including mini golf, a bounce house and more.

The fun run was a hit with all ages, the crowd cheering as each participant passed the finish line. As runners lined up for the competitive 5K, the weather started to look grim and the 5K was cut to a single mile.

Everyone gathered inside as the local band, Spare Parts, kicked off the after party with a cover of “Who’ll Stop The Rain.” The day finished up with pizza, treats and an awards ceremony while the storm continued on outside.

A huge thank you to the members of Women Our Way for coordinating such a fun event and choosing such a great cause to support.