ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Folks braved the windy weather Saturday morning for the Jingle All the Way 5k.
It was the third annual race benefiting students at Phoenix Magnet Elementary
Coordinators invited the community to join in and asked they dress in their favorite holiday attire for the run.
Entry fees went towards things like technology and outside playground equipment to enhance the learning experiences of their students.
Runners followed a path around England Airpark, and this year Rapides Regional Medical Center helped sponsor the event.
"We do a lot of fundraisers and this one is just open to the community," said coordinator Cathy Mouton. "We wanted the community to become more involved with our school and know about it. We have a huge running community here, so we thought it was a good way to go."