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Yvonne Naughton running toward 2021 race round-the-clock


BRIGHT SHINING LIGHT – La Conner ultra-runner Yvonne Naughton wasn’t stopped in her tracks after the inaugural Northern Lights 24-hour run here was shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She bounced back with a climbing challenge two weeks ago and returned to Whittaker Field on Saturday for a virtual run fundraiser. – Photo courtesy of Yvonne Naughton

COVID-19 sidelined the much-anticipated Northern Lights round-the-clock race scheduled here last weekend, but event organizer Yvonne Naughton still managed to stay on track.

Naughton, a local physician and assistant La Conner High track coach, was at Whittaker Field on Saturday taking part in a virtual run fundraiser supporting the Seattle chapter of the NAACP and Campaign Zero, a police reform organization.

Naughton was to have coordinated and participated in a major endurance challenge here drawing top ultra-runners from around the nation.

But the virus crisis put the brakes on that....

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