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Toril Lavender/For The Herald-Dispatch

Elizabeth Mitchell talks with her friend Katie Oxley as they prepare to participate in the Paula Vega Cakes- Cupcake Run at Ritter Park Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.

Gallery: Paula Vega Cakes Cupcake Run

Nov. 02, 2013 @ 03:21 PM

Plenty of athletes load up on carbs the night before a big run.

But eating six cupcakes just minutes before starting a 5K? Perhaps not a great plan, but that was what participants did Saturday morning at Ritter Park in the first of what is expected to be an annual Cupcake Run, sponsored by Paula Vega Cakes, to raise money for the Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

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