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Despite the Weekend Rain, First Annual TNT 5K Draws Large Crowd to Clawson

The TNT 5K brought out close to 100 participants to City Park last Saturday.

Despite the steady stream of rain last Saturday, Clawson's first ever TNT 5K and One Mile Fun Run in City Park turned out to be a success. 

54 participants of the 5K and another 28 in the one-miler braved cold temperatures and a wet trail to help raise for money for the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Link and Bridges programs at Clawson and Royal Oak High Schools. 

Over 40 volunteers helped bring the race to life, an idea originally thought up by local teens.

"The weather was a little chilly, definitely not like the 90 degree days we get in June," said race director, Dave Thomson. "It was a great way to provide the community with a chance to race and raise money for the autism programs at the same time."

Clawson resident Justin Davenport, 17, took home first place for the males in the 5K with a time of 18:25, while 13-year-old Katlyn Pizzo of Madison Heights finished first for the females at 19:55. Michael Naimy, 28, of Sterling Heights, placed first in the One Mile Fun Run, crossing the finish line with a time of 6:21.

To view a complete list of results, visit the official race website.

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