Braving the cold, Westminster Road Runners Club starts off 2018 running the Winfield Mile.
Defying temperatures as low as 19 degrees, twenty runners assembled at noon on New Years Day to pound the Winfield Mile. The Westminster Road Runners Club has held the race since 1985.
“The challenge today is to keep their hands and extremities warm enough to run comfortably,” WRRC President Frank Schaeffer said. “Once they start running their body heat should keep them warm in most conditions.”
Schaeffer said the club has been around since 1978 and is celebrating its 40th year. He said it is a great club for people who are looking to run races year round.
The club’s goal is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle through running. Schaeffer said the club’s members range widely in age, ability and running goals. Anyone is welcome to participate.
Karen Rinehart, of Eldersburg, described this year’s race as “invigorating!”