A letter written by Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club to the editor of our local newspaper, the Laredo Morning Times, along with some pictures. In this letter, we thank our community for supporting our first ever virtual run. Rotarun has been a significant event for the Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club, in which we raise funds to engage in many community projects in Laredo, TX. 
Rotary’s motto is service above self. At the Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club,  we’re committed to this motto by practicing the standards set by the Four Way Test:  is it the truth, is it fair, will it build goodwill and better friendships and will it be beneficial to all concerned.
As we wrap up another successful edition of our flagship service event, Rotarun, we’d like to take a moment to reflect. This year has been marked by an extraordinary succession of events, transforming our traditional means of serving the community. We decided to maintain the Rotarun tradition and endeavor into a virtual race; driven by an honor system where participants complete a 5k or 10k run.
A total of 114 individuals registered to the 12th Annual Rotarun. Not only was it great to see our runners’ accomplishments via social media, but we were also very moved by the support we continued receiving from our community during these trying times. We ran at a distance, but we felt we were closer than ever.
We ventured into the unknown, and you were all there to support us. On behalf of the Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club, thank you Laredo!
We couldn’t feel prouder of this community’s commitment to engage in what's right. Thank you for believing in our story, we won’t let you down. 
As we think, read and write about the many issues surrounding our community, let's take a moment to acknowledge how much we’ve achieved, together.
The Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club is committed to the community of Laredo. We stand strong next to each of our citizens in the fight against COVID-19 and reaffirm the values that drive our story.
We’re all in this together: one step at a time!
Corina Dovalina Martinez
President of the Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club
Story and photos submitted by David Andres Alegria
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