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Gap-2-Gap Race Goes on as Planned

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- If you were looking to take a nice stroll down the Yakima Greenway Saturday, you were probably told to go somewhere else unless you were biking, running, or rollerblading in the annual Gap-2-Gap Relay Race.

There were several different course levels for people of all ages. There were two-mile runs down the greenway or 20-mile bike rides down a road course.

For some people, it was their first time participating in anything like this.              

"Circle Fruit was putting teams together and I said okay I'll do it. I opened my big mouth," said Maria Pena.

Pena said the race was tough but she had plenty of people cheering her on.

The waters on the Yakima river were low enough for canoes and kayaks. Event planners were concerned earlier this week that they wouldn't be able to have the water portions of the relay.