Locals Brave Weather in Channel One's Annual Fetzer Run to End Hunger

Updated: 04/12/2014 7:26 PM
Created: 04/12/2014 7:18 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) -- Today's weather did not stop some dedicated runners from helping out a good cause in Rochester.

Today was Channel One's Annual Fetzer Run to End Hunger.

Runners hit the pavement on a 2-mile course that started and ended at Channel One Food Bank.

All the money raised helps end hunger in Southeast Minnesota.

According to Jennifer Woodford of Channel One Food Bank every dollar counts and makes a difference, "With every dollar that's here today, every dollar raised, and donated by runners for their entry fees, we can provide enough food for five meals. So our 2-milers, who had fifteen dollar entry fees, if we do that math, we've got seventy five dollars, or seventy five meals that can help to feed people in our area."

Because of the wind and hail this morning, the twenty kilometer portion of the race was canceled.

But organizers say they had more runners sign up than ever before.

Locals run in Channel One's Annual Fetzer Run to End Hunger.

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