Hundreds participate in Run For Caitlin

CANFIELD — A single blog post that Caitlin Yager wrote goes a long way toward capturing one of her ambitions — along with her desire to expand her world by understanding more about the bigger picture.

“In just over a month, I will leave the U.S. to study abroad in St. Petersburg [Russia],” she wrote Dec. 19, 2013. “I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to immerse myself in a radically different culture with other American students. I am filled with joy …”

One week later, however, the Marietta College sophomore’s goals were cut short when she was killed in a car accident Dec. 26 on U.S. Route 20 near Norwalk at age 19. The accident also injured her parents, Richard and Carol Yager, and her brother, Matt Yager.

Earlier today, however, her family members saw firsthand the impact Caitlin had on others because 469 people of all ages registered for the inaugural Run for Caitlin 8-kilometer and 3-kilometer run and walk at Canfield High School on Cardinal Drive.

The fundraiser was to honor Caitlin, a Cardinal Mooney High School graduate who also was on her school’s track and cross-country teams. Proceeds are to go toward scholarships for Mooney students.

For the complete story, read Sunday's Vindicator and

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