By Glen Faison
Hundreds of children from kindergarten through eighth grade swarmed Laurel Creek Park to push themselves to the limit Wednesday during the 42nd annual Doug Butt Run.
Among them were Eli Blunt, 9, a fourth-grader at Browns Valley Elementary School, and Joseph Ortega, 13, an eighth-grader at B. Gale Wilson Middle School.
Both were there to run, but for different reasons. Young Eli – who says he’s a soccer player and not really a runner – was there mostly for the fun of it. Ortega was there to push himself to a 5-minute time on the 1-mile cross-country course set up at the park.