The Fifth Annual Detroit Lakes Bible Reading Marathon wrapped up Tuesday after six full days of scripture readings at Peoples Park in Detroit Lakes.

From June 13 through 18, 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day, volunteers took turns reading passages from the Bible in 15-minute increments. The goal of the marathon was to read the entire Bible, out loud, over the course of about 84 hours.

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About 500 people from several different congregations took part in the event, reading into a microphone under the shelter at Peoples Park. Their voices could be heard all around the park area, thanks to a speaker system.

Bible Reading Marathons are held in communities across the nation with a shared purpose of honoring God and spreading the messages of the Bible.