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South Coast Man Celebrates 50th Birthday With 50 Mile Charity Run, Raising $50,000

We have an update to a story you heard Friday morning here on KCLU, about a Santa Barbara County man who planned to celebrate his 50th birthday in a special way by running 50 miles to try to raise $50,000 for charity.

Even though he was battling a cold, Dave Odell hit his 50 mile goal in a little under nine hours. The day-long event at Westmont College also met its financial goal, with more than $50,000 in pledges received.

Odell is a businessman who also serves as Athletic Director at Westmont College. The money raised will be split between the Westmont College Athletic Department, and the Santa Barbara Track Club.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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