Lacing up their sneakers for St. James School's 5K were ECHOES' board members Mel Bonder, Betsy Aikens, Caroline O'Halloran and Lois Redmond.

Lacing up their sneakers for St. James School's 5K were ECHOES' board members Mel Bonder, Betsy Aikens, Caroline O'Halloran and Lois Redmond.

ECHOES' small but mighty walking team didn't take home any prizes but finished strong in the Sept. 6 St. James School 5K & Kids Fun Run.

To show its support for its partner project middle school in North Philly, ECHOES was a bronze sponsor of the second annual St. James fundraiser. Four ECHOES board members helped with set-up and registration before heading to the starting gate.

Nearly 200 walkers and runners participated in the event on Kelly Drive and cooled off at an after-party at the historic Vesper Club on Boathouse Row. With 24 entries, St. David's Episcopal Church fielded the morning's largest team, winning a $1,000 sporting goods gift certificate which it promptly donated back to St. James.

Final figures are not in but planners hoped the event would raise $16,000 or enough to fund one full St. James scholarship.

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