In the early hours of the morning on Saturday, May 11, 24 runners took part in a 5 kilometer race hosted by Mrs. Mellott’s eighth-grade Character Education class. This race benefited the McConnellsburg Community Alumni Building and Better Days Animal Shelter. Although the conditions for the race were not as planned, it was still a success. Altogether the class brought in $511. The goal was to raise $500. Eddy’s Engraving donated the medals for the top runners, who included, first - Matt Kuhns; second - Patrick Keefer; and third - Jenna Hollenshead.