In the United States, it's estimated that around 32 million people have some kind of food allergy.  Those having to deal with that can have life experiences hindered and often can't be as involved in as many activities as they would like.

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Living with food allergies might mean missing out on birthday parties, various sporting events, and even social distancing because they can't always join others at a shared table.  It can be a major bummer for many, especially kiddos who want to be social.

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To help raise awareness for food allergies, the Aleia Project will once again be hosting their annual Northland 5K for Food Allergy and Kids Fun Run.  All of the funds raised from the 5K will stay local to the Northland and help fund research, create awareness, and be used for educational resources.

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This great event is on Saturday, May 28th starting at 8:00AM in Duluth's Leif Erikson Park.  Tickets are available for adults at just $35, there is no cost for kiddos to participate in the Kids Fun Run which starts at 9:00AM, and there is a virtual option which is only $10 so you can still participate if you can't attend in person.

Top runners in the event will be awarded prizes, and there will be prize drawings for everyone registered too. In addition, Allergy-conscious food/beverages will be enjoyed after the event. Additionally, there will be lawn games, kid's activities, allergy-aware business/product info and samples to take home, as well as representation from the Duluth Fire Fighters and EMT staff.

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