Relentless rain didn’t stop hundreds of runners from participating in the annual Strawberry Distance Challenge last weekend.
The event featured a 10K, 5K and a walking portion and drew massive crowds to the streets of Walden Lake early Saturday morning. Less than five minutes after the runners began their journey, the skies opened up and rain began to douse the route. However, the runners didn’t let a little bad weather keep them down.
In order to maintain an effort of social distancing, the runners were asked to not gather at the finish line. Once they completed the race, they were asked to return to their vehicles so that the area was not crowded with people. Some wore masks while they ran and others did not, but once the race was underway many paced themselves and pulled away from the groups.
Several racers even brought their pups along with them for the journey. Completion times for the winners were posted online.