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3 degrees! No problem at Rescue Run 2019

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 01, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – Cold did not deter hundreds who showed up to support the 2019  Rescue Run in Colorado Springs. The 5K and 10K races are a start of the year tradition raising money for El Paso County Search and Rescue.

This year runners showed extra dedication. The temperature when the race started was at three degrees. Runners considered it a challenge for the start of the year. “Why not get out there. It’s not as bad as you think,” said runner, Dianna Pieto. She ran with a mask over her mouth and nose, and ski goggles over her eyes.

“We’re blown away by how many were here to start it was fabulous,” said El Paso County Search and Rescue, Race Organizer, Teresa Taylor. The group operates with volunteers and does not charge people they go to help. Last year they went to more than 130 calls. The Rescue Run raises thousands of dollars to support those missions.