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Becky Hanson (left) and Amy Boehm wear plaid while competing Saturday during the 5K Plaid Run at the Northland Arboretum as part of the Northern Plaid Festival. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)

Running: Former thrower wins 5K

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Participation was nearly tripled for The Northern Plaid Festival's 5K run/walk, with 100 people racing for the event's second year at The Northland Arboretum Saturday.


The festival, which featured a 5K run/walk, live music from The District Band, family centered activities and vendors, was hosted by The Brighter Days Foundation of Brainerd.

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