A soggy start led to a sweet finish.
Cloudy skies and sweet treats were forecast for the Donut Dash 5k on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Newton Park in Winter Garden. An estimated 300 runners and walkers were registered for the event, which raises funds for the Winter Garden Police Athletic League.
Ponchos and donut-themed couture were all the rage as showers cleared out before the 8 a.m. start time. Runners were encouraged to eat their fill at three “donut zones” along the route. And - as if anyone needed an excuse to partake - every runner received a 30-second deduction from their final race time for each donut eaten. So the more you ate, the faster you ran - sort-of.
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