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The Crazy Days Half Marathon and 5K will now be known as the Perham Harrier Half Marathon and 5K. FOCUS File.

Perham half marathon getting new identity

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The second annual Perham half marathon is gaining a stronger identity.

Playing on a Perham cross-country team inside joke, the marathon, to be held this year on July 30, will now be known as the Perham Harrier Half Marathon, an event that also features a 5K.

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Jeff Morris, Perham cross-country coach, cites an article published by Roger Robinson titled, "History: Tracing Cross Country Running's True Origins" when explaining how the half marathon name came to be.

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