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Brief: Run for Shelter Raises $30,000

Eight hundred and fifty runners participated in the race, raising more than $30,000 for Northern Virginia’s largest homeless shelter.

Josef Tessema won the 5K race with a time of 14:29, Hirut Beyene was the first women to the finish 5K race with a time of 17:29. Dereje Tadesse won the 10K race with a time of 30:41, Woynishet Abebe was the first women to finish the 10K race with a time of 35:32.

The 3rd annual Run for Shelter will be held Nov. 23, 2013. For more information, visit www.runforshelter10k.com or tweet @Run4Shelter10k.

Carpenter’s Shelter provides shelter, guidance, education and advocacy for homeless individuals and families who seek sustainable independence and stability. Carpenter’s Shelter opened its doors 1988, and serves more than 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless individuals every year.