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Hundreds brave cold temps for elementary school fundraiser


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Hundreds of people braved the cold this morning to participate in a fundraiser for a local school.

Over 500 people showed up to walk, run, or bike the trails at Lowes Creek County Park. It was the 2nd annual Robbins Run, Walk and Roll event, which raises funds for after school programs at the Robbins Elementary School in Eau Claire.

"We have something at Robbins called Project Discovery, and we run different courses and have staff members that teach various classes. It's offered for third to fifth graders, and we also have news sessions that are running for first and second graders. It lets everybody have an opportunity to try something different that they might not be able to try out otherwise," said Robbins Elementary PTO President Jenna Southard.

Participants had the option of a 5k fun run or 5k bike tour through the park. Over $5000 was raised.

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