LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- New Year's Day is a time when many Louisville residents like to sleep in, hiding under the covers and keeping warm.
But not everyone.
On Wednesday morning, scores of runners laced up their jogging shoes and hit the road for the Louisville's annual Hangover Classic.
Participants can choose between a 10-mile race or a 5K road race.
Alex Englund, a young boy, was one of the participants.
"I'm just running the 5K with my Dad," he told WDRB photojournalist Kyle Lizenby.
"It wasn't that hard, because I practiced the 5K before," he explained. "But, yeah, it was hard, because I didn't know when I had to stop on the race.
So why is he out here? Wouldn't he rather be at home in bed on a holiday?
"I like running," Englund said. "I wanted to be outside today because it was so nice. I decided to do this."
"I think it's pretty cool and fun," he added. "You're starting the New Year good...I had a good time."
As did Nancy Vinsel, a middle-aged woman who ran the race as well.
"It's a great way to start the New Year," Vinsel said. "I love running. With the colder weather, I don't tend to run as long as I need to, so I need more incentive to get out."
Vinsel said running just makes her feel better.
"I just find running to be a great way to get rid of stress, to get centered back into daily life, and to keep going," she explained.
And she says the weather couldn't be better.
"It's a perfect day," she said. "But even if it weren't, what a better way to spend your day than getting out and moving?"
Anne London didn't just get out and move -- she ran the race in costume, dressed up as a New Year princess.
"Dressing up makes things a lot more fun," she said.
London said she had to work all night.
"This is kind of my New Year's celebration this morning."
Her message to WDRB viewers?
"Happy New Year!"
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