About a thousand people walked, ran, shopped and visited Sunday afternoon while taking part in a 0.26-mile “Micro Marathon” hosted by D.C. Cobb’s in Woodstock.
Dan Hart, owner of D.C. Cobb’s, hosted the event to benefit Hero Academy Project, a nonprofit in Costa Rica that aims to serve underprivileged children by means of teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, language learning and other character- building activities. An early estimate shows that the event raised about $10,000 for Hero Academy.
Hart said that the benefits of the event also were seen at a local level. Many registrants did not come from Woodstock, Hart said.
“Bringing people into town that are going to eat at the different restaurants and shop at the different shops and hang out, that’s really the bigger picture for us as far as helping build up tourism here in Woodstock,” Hart said.
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