Wednesday morning around 270 people ran around Valley River Center for the first run. But this wasn’t technically the first run of the year, since the same organizers put on a race at the stroke of midnight.
Runners at both races had the option to run a five or ten kilometer course.
“Runners, walkers, people just starting out wanting to get into the running scene. I’d say that we probably have a 50/50 percent split of your avid everyday runners and people that just want to start the year off right and start a new tradition,” said race organizer James Houghton.
The majority of runners rain the five kilometer race, but around 40% of participants took on the longer ten kilometer course.