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Families in Crisis team trains to race for a cause
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A team that spends its days working in the field of domestic violence is going the extra mile and running with the desire to reach out to the public, literally.Kelly Walker, Sue Hobbs, Terrie Kirby and Joshua Crain have been getting up at 4:30 a.m. three days a week – rain or shine – in order to train for the McMinnville Fun Run to be held on July 4 during the city’s Fourth of July activities.The four-person team is affiliated with Families In Crisis, New Beginnings, Inc. in one way or another. Hobbs and Crain are routinely in court, as she is a court advocate and he is an assistant district attorney general and current FIC board member. Walker is FIC’s information technology specialist and Kirby is executive director.The idea of running came from Crain, an avid runner already, who wanted to put together an FIC team to run July 4.“I honestly didn’t think anyone would want to get up early to run, but they’ve certainly proved me wrong,” said Crain, who is affectionately called “Yoda” by the other team members.

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