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Saturday, May 31 2014 12:17 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Fit for Business run boosts mentoring programs

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Participants gather at the Park at Riverwalk where about 800 ran in the annual Fit for Buisness race Saturday in Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Connor, Jeremy and Carson Triantafilo had a nice shady spot Saturday at the Park at Riverwalk as they participate in the Fourth Annual Fit for Business race.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Fourth Annual Fit for Business race at the Park at Riverwalk put on by the Kern Economic Development Foundation was well underway Saturday morning to help support their workforce development/mentoring programs in local high schools.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Many got off to a good start in the Fit for Business event Saturday in Bakersfield, put on by the Kern Economic Development Foundation.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Close to 800 were signed up for Saturday's run at the Park at Riverwalk for the annual Fit for Business race.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Runners and their dogs participate in Saturday's annual Fit for Business race.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The weather Saturday morning was perfect for the 7:30 a.m. 5k/10k race at the Park at Riverwalk for about 800 runners, walkers, strollers, dogs, scooters and more.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Many ran Saturday during the Fit for Business 5k/10k run to help support the Kern Economic Development Foundation's workforce development/mentoring programs in local high schools.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    As the Fit for Business race goes on, the runners become more spaced out along the bike path Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Some of the participants ran in the Fit for Business annual race while others walked. Some were pushed in strollers and one even rode on a scooter.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Carter Stubbs was able to coast part of the way Saturday on his scooter during the annual Fit for Business race.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

A good run and walk Saturday morning not only contributed to the fitness of about 800 people, but also raised money for mentoring and workforce development programs in local high schools.

The fourth annual Fit for Business race at the Park at Riverwalk was put on by the Kern Economic Development Foundation, complete with a challenge to local businesses to sign up the largest team,

Californian photographer Casey Christie captured these images of the fun.

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