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2014 off to a running start in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The New Year got off on the right foot for more than 600 people in Burlington with RunVermont's 26th annual First Run, a 5K race through the city's hill section.

It wasn't just about speed. Runners with the best costumes also got prizes.

The race helps runners get ready for marathon season, kicks off healthy lifestyle resolutions and supports local nonprofits through the $1,900 collected from entry fees.

"We did a big fundraiser for CVOEO and their Warmth program, so we raised a lot of funds for them, which is fantastic. And we did a big food drive as well, and great sponsors, lots of costumes, so just having fun out here," said Jess Cover of RunVermont.

Click here for more on other RunVermont events this year.

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