The motto of the Rescue Run 5K and 10K on New Year's Day in Colorado Springs is "Rain, Snow, or 20 Below." Following several days of below-zero temperatures, runners could safely rule out the rain. It was cold and it snowed on the first day of 2015, but the frigid conditions did not prevent a big field from tackling the rolling and icy trails and roads in Palmer Park.
Jordan Hoffman, 19, and Amanda Ewing, 33, won the 10K. Hoffman clocked 37:56 with Ewing finishing in 43:43.
In the 5K, Zack Kuzma, 20, caught and passed Simon Gutierrez at the finish line to win in 37:56. Donna Garcia-Gutierrez won the women's race in 24:24.