Armed with determination, children of Mineral County participated in the SOC 5k Wellness run/walk bright and early Saturday morning.

Following teens, the younger children made their way up Armory Road and back down, under the supervision of Mineral County Search & Rescue.

Over a dozen children participated in the event while encouraged by their parents and siblings.

Later in the morning, it was the children’s turn to cheer on their parents as they participated in a 5k Poker Run, walking around town to stops manned by SOC Fire Department to draw hands in a game of chance.

Mineral County Search & Rescue was manning corner’s throughout the walk and encouraged the walker’s as they passed by. In appreciation of the Desert Clean-Up hosted by Hawthorne Utilities, walker’s carried garbage bags and collected trash through town.

All money raised will be donated to YCAC for youth sport programs.