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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Rain, cold doesn't hinder Hemet San Jacinto Habitat for Humanity marathon runners


Last updated 3/8/2019 at 12:29am

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It's all smiles for these 5-kilometer runners taking off in the rain at the 17th annual Habitat for Humanity Diamond Valley Lake Marathon, March 2, over the sometimes muddy trails around the lake in Hemet.

Rain nor cold could not keep the nearly 500 participants from running or walking in Habitat for Humanity's 17th annual Diamond Valley Lake Marathon Saturday, March 2.

The 8 a.m. marathon, which ran 26.2 miles around the Metropolitan Water District's Diamond Valley Lake, brought out 25 long-distance runners in a cold misty rain with temperatures in the low 50 degree mark. Some of the dedicated runners greeted the weather with smiles, some with rain slickers and others without.

The fundraising event included a full marathon, a half-marathon at 13.1 miles, a 5-kilometer run, a 1-mile senior...

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