It was a cold and rainy day, but that didn't keep 600 people from running to the sun Saturday morning.
It was the third annual Run to the Sun, a 5K and 10K run and half-marathon road race that started at Davidson Nissan on outer Washington Street in Watertown.
The event is in honor of Heather A. Freeman who died six years ago in a motorcycle accident. She was 32 years old.
"We all came out together and joined in the community to support a great cause," said runner Brooke Bouchard.
"She was a very healthy active person, so just bring everyone out to participate in that kind of event," said run organizer Michelle Davidson.
"I never met her personally," said half-marathon runner Donald Walters, "but just to bring the community together."
Organizers say proceeds will be used to benefit local not-for-profit organizations.
Friday, February 5, 2016, Watertown, NY
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