Pepperoni Roll 5K raises money for local children

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The first Clarksburg Pepperoni Roll 5K raised money to benefit a local children’s organization.

All proceeds from the race, held in downtown Clarksburg, will go towards the Clarksburg Children’s House and its programs.

The three-mile race ended at Jackson Square, where local bakeries had donated pepperoni rolls for the runners.

The 5K was seen as a fun way to incorporate a West Virginia staple food while getting people involved in a fundraiser.

“I think it gets the community out and get everyone involved. You know, maybe even make the community more tight-knit, which is always important to have people together and involved with extracurricular activities like such,” said patrolman Preston Lewis.

Organizers hoped the race would raise at least $2,000.

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