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Michelle Tessier, Deseret News
Manda Patton, right, and Manda Lynn prepare to run the Deseret News Classic 5K at the starting line at Wasatch Elementary School's playground, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

SALT LAKE CITY — The annual Deseret News Classic 5K began with lots of smiles at 7 a.m. at the Wasatch Elementary School playground on Thursday. The race, which was one of many races that were ran as part of the Pioneer Day festivities, finished at Liberty Park.