Cambridge family competes in 5-mile run in Rush City

By Jon Tatting
North Branch Post Review

A Cambridge mother and her three grown children experienced some friendly competition with one another as they and other area residents participated in the 3rd Annual 5-Mile Run/Walk that kicked off the Music and Art Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20 in downtown Rush City.

Among the runners, Rush City High School senior Daniel Taylor recorded the fastest time (27 min., 49 sec.), followed by 20-year-old James Larson (41:02) and brother Dave Larson (45:15), 24. Graduates of Cambridge-Isanti High School, James is a college junior in San Francisco while Dave works and lives in Minneapolis. Also finishing were their sister Jill and mother Melinda.

Four members of the Larson family, from Cambridge, competed in Perreault Chiropractic’s 3rd Annual 5-Mile Run event on Aug. 20 at last weekend’s Music and Art Festival in Rush City. Joining Melinda Larson, second from right, were sons James (far left) and Dave and daughter Jill. James and Dave finished second and third, respectively, behind Daniel Taylor of Rush City. Photos by Jon Tatting/Post Review


For a while, Cambridge-Isanti High School graduates Dave (left) and brother James Larson ran together before James broke away in the second half of the run to claim second place. Not too far behind, Dave finished third.


Melinda Larson manages a smile while completing the first loop in the 5-mile run.