Runners brave cold in annual New Year's Day trek up Mill Mountain

2018 marked 29th annual event

ROANOKE, Va. – Some people in the Star City got a jump start on their New Year's resolutions.

On Monday morning, people braved the cold and joined the Star City Striders to run or walk up to the Mill Mountain Star.

About 100 people came out for the 29th annual event, which ended with a group photo in front of the iconic star.

"It's a great way to start out the year; a wonderful beginning to the year with an exhilarating run up and down the mountain," said the president of Star City Striders, Jim Humphrey.

Humphrey said he was shocked at the number of people who actually came out for the event as he thought for sure the frigid weather would keep people at home.

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