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RIT students brace the cold for Freezefest 5K

About 80 runners participated in the 5K. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Despite the weekend's chilly temperatures students at RIT laced up their sneakers for a run outside.

The school's annual Freezefest 5K happened Sunday.

The 5K closes out the school's Freezefest weekend.

The goal is to keep students active during the winter months.

Assistant Director for Residence life, Marykatherine Woodson, said "We definitely have a different day this year. Last year was pretty warm. Students were out in tank tops and shorts and this year they're in long sleeves, long shirts, hats, scarves, gloves, so definitely people are still being warriors and getting out in the cold."

About 80 runners participated in the run, and it wasn't just students.

Faculty, staff and even some alumni decided to run too.

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