There's a reason the Brooksie Way half-marathon course was named among the nation's most scenic.
From the wooded, gravel hills of Dutton Road to the bustle of downtown Rochester to the fall colors along the Paint Creek Trail, more than 4,200 runners and walkers disregarded the cold to enjoy (or endure) the race. Another 1,000 walked or ran in the 5K around Oakland University, and still more participated in a 1-mile fun run.
Here, our photographers captured some of the magic.
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