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The 5K Walk/Run and Memorial was setup to honor and remember the life of Matt. Matt passed on Sept 23, 2016. After his passing, Matt’s friends and family talked about some type of annual memorial event to celebrate Matt’s life and keep his memory alive. The group chose to setup an annual 5K Walk/Run – Fundraiser. The walk and run are symbolic of Matt’s passion for fitness and health. The fundraiser is to provide scholarships to be awarded each year at the Alexandria Area High School. The two scholarships are to be awarded to seniors that are planning on attending college to pursue a career in Health & Wellness, a career pathway that Matt had chosen. In addition, donations have been made to the Food Shelf programs at AAHS and Discovery School, the CAPS program, a mental health & suicide prevention service at the Alexandria Technical College, and the Lyme Support Groups in Fargo-Moorhead and Alexandria. Thank you to all that have participated, donated and volunteered in many ways to support this annual memorial.
FINISHING THE RACE
Read this very inspirational account of what one runner experienced as a participant in the 2nd Annual Matt Kjelland Memorial 5K on September 15, 2018. She poses some very thought provoking questions about running, spirituality and life. The writing is a wonderful tribute to Matt and our family, our planning group, volunteers and participants. Click the link: https://fromtheheartmn.com At the top of the page find Perptual Posters and then Sheila Hellermann series, But Don't Ask Me To Sing - FINISHING THE RACE / Sheila Hellermann
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" 2 Timothy 4:7