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Two hundred twenty runners begin the Pepper Fest races Saturday morning, leaving from the festival grounds at the North Hudson Village Hall. Former Hudson High School and collegiate runners Jason Finch, No. 157, and Ryan Meissen, No. 265, won the 5K and 10K races, respectively. They are on the right side of the photo. Photo by Randy Hanson

Pepper Fest footraces attract a large field

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Jason Finch and Ryan Meissen haven't lost a step since graduating from Hudson High School in the mid-1990s.

Saturday morning, the former Raider track and cross-country stars ran away from their respective fields in the North Hudson Pepper Fest five- and 10-kilometer footraces.


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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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