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.