5K to benefit former Columbian columnist

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This weekend, runners will lace up their shoes to raise money for a former Columbian columnist.

In January, Vancouver resident Dina Elizabeth Hovde was injured in a skiing accident on Mount Hood in Oregon. She has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

The fundraiser — the Hovde 5K Run/Walk — is Saturday at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m.; the run at 9 a.m. A kids 1K for children younger than 12 will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Today is the last day for early registration of $25. Registration is available at https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/75712/.

Cost for those registering on race day is $30 for the 5K. The kids 1K is $7.

All money raised will help the Hovde family cover medical and related expenses.

Hovde worked at The Columbian for a decade as an editorial writer. She stopped writing regular columns for The Columbian in 2008. Her husband, Ryan, is a counselor at Heritage High School and the head cross-country coach and assistant track coach at Clark Community College.