Willmar notebook: Four-miler hits its stride early
Lorry Massa thought it sounded like a fine idea. The head of the hospital walked over to the office of Mary Downs and told her to make it happen.
Mary was the hospital’s marketing specialist, not a runner. But she knew that another Rice employee, Chuck Roelofs, did some running. Chuck sometimes ran with Leon Lentz, a top-flight competitor who had helped start the Green Lake-12 in 1975.
Lentz took on the challenge. Mary’s only qualification was that the route starts and ends very near the hospital.
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