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Kellermann Batwa Challenge Still Set For Saturday

A unique opportunity to support an impoverished community in Uganda is happening Saturday in Nevada City. The 3rd Annual Kellermann Batwa Challenge 5 and 10k  Run and Walk raises money to provide resources for a displaced community that almost faced extinction.  Founders of the Kellermann Foundation, Dr. Scott Kellermann and his wife Carol, created the foundation to support the Batwa Pygmy population. The Batwa Pygmies were removed from their homeland in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in 1992 in order to protect the endangered mountain gorillas. Unfortunately the nomadic Batwa were left homeless and virtually destitute with limited skills to survive or improve their lives. Dr. Kellermann says the 25 dollar entry fee is symbolic figure.
Click here to listen to Dr. Scott Kellermann

Kellermann says that there is an educational opportunity before the race and then during the race too.
Click here to listen to Dr. Scott Kellermann

There are also some physical challenges available to increase understanding of the poor conditions.
Click here to listen to Dr. Scott Kellermann

Because of smokey air in the mornings, Race Director Tamara Hendrick will post the status of the race after 6:00 AM on the race website batwachallenge.com. If conditions are too unhealthy, the race will be canceled.

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