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Locals Run for Homelessness at Annual 'Freeze Out' 5K

By Emily Girsch.
The Binghamton Rescue Mission held a glow-in-the-dark 5K run Friday night to raise money for homelessness.

"We're really excited for some big changes for the race this year," said Michael Ross, director of the Binghamton Rescue Mission.

"One, we're in the Town of Union at Hyland Park and two, it's a night run.
As you can see, everyone is decked out in glow-in-the-dark wear."

Proceeds from the run go to benefit the mission and its goal to end homelessness.

The frigid temperatures didn't stop runners from showing up for a good cause.

"The course was really nice," said Chuck Burpee.

"There was lots of people out there cheering us on and they had some lights set up so we could see where we were going. Every turn was marked really well so it was a great course."

After the 5K an after party was held at Highland Park Gymnasium with food, music and prizes.

For five years the Binghamton Rescue Mission has provided 32 beds for men and women without a permanent home.