Runners brave rain for Fairfield Police Sunset 5K

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Hundreds of people braved the rain Wednesday for the first-ever Fairfield Police Sunset 5K.

Runners and walkers had two hours to finish the race at Penfield Beach. The idea was to give them a sunset as the backdrop, but the day's gloomy weather prevented that.

The race raises money for scholarships through the police union, along with benefiting a senior center.

The town's police chief says he was impressed by the number of people who turned out despite the rain.

The event wrapped up with a dinner for the hungry runners.

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