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More than 300 women participated in the Star City 5K

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More than 300 women of all ages came out Saturday morning in Roanoke to run or walk for a good cause. This is the 30th anniversary of the Star City 5K. It has continued as a women's only race to honor all those who couldn't compete before. The Boston Marathon didn't allow females to enter until the early 1970s.

Since the race started the course record hasn't been beaten until this year. A woman from Idaho named Andrija Barker broke the record by 24 minutes.

The race has grown every year. Organizers told us that it used to be an average of only 60 women who ran it.

Photo courtesy of Art Sellers.

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